This major series provides the starting point for postgraduate research students in business and management and associated social science disciplines. Each Handbook offers a definitive overview of a range of research methods appropriate for a particular subject area within business and management and allied subjects. The series aims to continue to produce prestigious high-quality works of lasting significance, providing insights into methodological issues alongside qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. Each Handbook comprises original contributions by leading and up-and-coming researchers, selected by an editor who is an acknowledged international leader in their field. International in scope, these Handbooks provide an invaluable guide to those embarking on a research degree and to researchers moving into a new subject area.