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Fieldwork in Transforming Societies

Understanding Methodology from Experience

  • Ed Clark
  • Snejina Michailova

About this book


This book discusses the personal and professional challenges of conducting fieldwork in the difficult, sometimes threatening contexts of the transforming societies of post-socialist Europe and China. Field research is a distinctly human effort and the social relationships between researchers, third parties and respondents directly affect the quality of research findings. With unusual frankness, the authors share their personal field experiences and discuss both the imaginative strategies they have devised to cope with problems and the methodological lessons they have learned.


China communism Eastern Europe Germany Hungary institutions organization research science and technology transformation trust

Editors and affiliations

  • Ed Clark
    • 1
  • Snejina Michailova
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Management, Royal HollowayUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.Copenhagen Business SchoolDenmark

About the editors

RAMONA ALT Associate Professor at Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany KÁROLY BALATON Professor of Management at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration, Hungary KATE HUTCHINGS Senior Lecturer in the School of Management, Queensland University of Technology, Australia KATALIN ILLES Senior Lecturer, Researcher and Consultant in the Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, United Kingdom RAINHART LANG Professor in Organisation Studies at Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany ANNE LORENTZEN Associate Professor at the Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University, Denmark MATTI NOJONEN Research Fellow in the Department of Management at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland BRONWEN REES Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Centre for Communications and Ethics at the Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, United Kingdom ANNA SOULSBY Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at the University of Nottingham Business School, United Kingdom THOMAS STEGER Assistant Professor of European Management at Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fieldwork in Transforming Societies
  • Book Subtitle Understanding Methodology from Experience
  • Editors E. Clark
    S. Michailova
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Business & Management Collection Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4039-0428-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-50927-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-52270-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 196
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Organization
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