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Organizational Ethnography

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Organizational Ethnography

9781786438096 Edward Elgar Publishing
Monika Kostera, Professor Ordinaria and Chair in Management at the Institute of Culture, the Jagiellonian University, Poland and Professor at Södertörn University, Sweden and Nancy Harding, Professor of Human Resource Management, University of Bath School of Management, UK
Publication Date: January 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78643 809 6 Extent: c 240 pp
Ethnography is at the heart of what researchers in management and organization studies do. This crucial book offers a robust and original overview of ‘doing’ organizational ethnography, guiding readers through the essential qualitative methods for the study of organizations.

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Ethnography is at the heart of what researchers in management and organization studies do. This crucial book offers a robust and original overview of ‘doing’ organizational ethnography, guiding readers through the essential qualitative methods for the study of organizations.
 
Preparing students to enter the field with a confident outlook and a toolkit of skills, chapters present a series of action-learning projects to arm readers with practical exercises that will hone the abilities of the organizational ethnographer. Expert contributors offer crucial outlines into a variety of essential skills, including shadowing, autoethnography, interviews, media analysis and storytelling. The book concludes with a chapter by a doctoral student, providing unique insights into the development of the ethnographic understanding of organizational realities.
 
Featuring useful exercises and an accessible style, this book is critical reading for PhD and Masters students in business administration and organizational theory, as well as social science students undertaking qualitative methodology programmes. It will also be useful for students on MBA courses in need of a humanistic approach to organizations.
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‘If only I had a book like this when I was starting out! Organizational Ethnography gives helpful direction for doing this important type of qualitative research in a multitude of ways. Each chapter presents an accessible account of a different ethnographic technique presented by researchers who have practiced it successfully. Insightful examples and helpful tips abound. I highly recommend this book to anyone intending to practice ethnography in organizations, new students and experienced researchers alike.’
– Mary Jo Hatch, University of Virginia, US and author of Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic and Postmodern Perspectives

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