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Qualitative Methodologies in Organization Studies

Volume II: Methods and Possibilities

  • Malgorzata Ciesielska
  • Dariusz Jemielniak
  • Addresses new and experimental research methods

  • Provides contributions from internationally renowned authors from across business and management fields

  • Includes case studies, holistic literature reviews and secondary data analysis


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Marta Strumińska-Kutra, Izabela Koładkiewicz
    Pages 1-31
  3. Malgorzata Ciesielska, Katarzyna W. Boström, Magnus Öhlander
    Pages 33-52
  4. Barbara Czarniawska
    Pages 53-74
  5. Svetlana Gudkova
    Pages 75-96
  6. Katarzyna Gawlik
    Pages 97-126
  7. Dorota Bourne, Devi A. Jankowicz
    Pages 127-149
  8. Mustafa Özbilgin, Joana Vassilopoulou
    Pages 151-177
  9. Nigel King, Joanna Brooks, Saloomeh Tabari
    Pages 179-206
  10. Aylin Kunter
    Pages 207-222
  11. Agata Stasik, Adam Gendźwiłł
    Pages 223-244
  12. Beata Glinka, Przemysław Hensel
    Pages 245-257
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 259-264

About this book



‘This current and timely collection brings together an impressive group of contributors, providing us with a comprehensive and detailed view of qualitative methods as practiced today; of benefit to any qualitative researcher in business and management. Highly recommended.’

Yochanan Altman, Professor of International HRM, Middlesex University, UK


‘This book is a carefully curated cornucopia of insights for both early career and experienced qualitative researchers seeking to understand the complex social and organizational world we live in.’

Rob Wilson, Chair of Information Systems Management and Director of the Knowledge Innovation Technology Enterprise Research Centre, Newcastle University, UK


‘The editors provide us with an inspiring reservoir of intellectual knowledge on how, when and why we apply qualitative methods in organizational studies.  The book is highly recommended for researchers interested in organizations – or other social settings - to dive into this reservoir of approaches and theories.’

Ann Westenholz, Professor Emeritus, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark


This book provides a thorough review of tested qualitative methods often used in organization studies, and outlines the challenges and essential requirements of designing a qualitative research project. The methods examined include case studies, observation, interviewing and the repertory grid technique. By highlighting certain key ‘rules’ for carrying out qualitative research and describing issues that should be avoided, this second volume of Qualitative Methodologies in Organization Studies is essential reading for academics and researchers who wish to understand the current state of qualitative data gathering within organization studies. Those exploring organization studies will find this two-volume collection extremely valuable as it contains robust contributions from highly-skilled authors who are actively researching in this field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Malgorzata Ciesielska
    • 1
  • Dariusz Jemielniak
    • 2
  1. 1.Teesside University Business SchoolTeesside UniversityMiddlesbroughUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Akademia Leona KoźmińskiegoWarsawPoland

About the editors

 Malgorzata Ciesielska is Senior Lecturer in Organization Studies & HRM at Teesside University, UK, and Associate Editor of Tamara – Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry.


Dariusz Jemielniak is Professor of Management, Head of the Center for Research on Organizations and Workplaces, and Founder of the New Research on Digital Societies group at Kozminski University, Poland. 

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