BDC6400 Selective topic - Qualitative research methods (or Research without Numbers)
Instructor: Dr Ruey-Lin Hsiao
Assistant Professor, Decision Sciences
Room: 03-06, BIZ Building 1
Contact: (+65) 6516-3074
Venue: to be confirmed
Time: to be announced
Please download the materials from "Library Resources" in this IVLE page (left hand side corner). The dates will be modified/confirmed by May 2006.
Unit 01: What's Qualitative Research?
Philosophy Project 01: Katie Couric – The Beautiful Anchor Lady
Reading: Locke, K. and K. Golden-Biddle. 1997. "Constructing Opportunities for Contribution: Structuring Intertextual Coherence and "Problematizing" in Organizational Studies." Academy of Management Journal. 40(5):1023-62. Lee, T. W., T. R. Mitchell, and Satlynski C. J. 1999. "Qualitative Research in Organizational and Vocational Psychology: 1979-1999." Journal of Vocational Behavior 55:161-87.
Unit 02: Qualitative Method - Building Better Constructs
Philosophy Project 02: Oriental Pearl TV Tower – The Power of China
Reading: Eisenhardt, K. M. 1989. "Building Theories from Case Study Research." Academy of Management Review 14(4)532-50.
Appreciation case: Burgelman, Robert A. 1994. "Fading Memories: A Process Theory of Strategic Business Exit in Dynamic Environments." Administrative Science Quarterly 39(1):24-57.
Unit 03: Qualitative Method - Telling a Better Story
Philosophy Project 03: Princess Hours – The Korean Pop Culture
Reading: Dyer, W. G. and A. L. Wilkins. 1991. "Better Stories, Not Better Constructs, to Generate Better Theory a Rejoinder to Eisenhardt." Academy of Management Review 16(3)613-19.
Appreciation case study: Elsbach, Kimberly D. and Roderick M. Kramer. 2003. "Assessing Creativity in Hollywood Pitch Meetings: Evidence for a Dual-Process Judgment Model of Creativity Judgments." Academy of Management Journal 46(3):283-301.
Unit 04: Making Invisible Visible - what makes a case study appealing
Philosophy Project 04: Fashion (Fieldwork Project)
Reading: Golden-Biddle, K. and K. Locke. 1993. "Appealing Work: an Investigation of How Ethnographic Texts Convince." Organization Science 4:595-616.
Appreciation case study: Martin, Joanne, Kathleen Knopoff, and Christine Beckman. 1998. "An Alternative to Bureaucratic Impersonality and Emotional Labour: Bounded Emotionality at the Body Shop." Administrative Science Quarterly 43(2):429-70.
Launch Publication Game - Orientation
Unit 05: How to Assess a "Real" Qualitative Research
Philosophy Project 05: Fashion (continued)
Reading: Klein, H. K. and M. D. Myers. 1999. "A Set of Principles for Conducting and Evaluating Interpretative Field Studies in Information Systems." MIS Quarterly 23(1)67-94.
Appreciation case study: Maitlis, Sally. 2005. "The Social Processes of Organizational Sensemaking." Academy of Management Journal 48(1):21-49.
Unit 06: Reccess Week
NO CLASS (Students will conduct further fieldwork this week)
Unit 07: Philosophy of Social Science
Philosophy Project 06: Man Should Stay at Home
Reading: Morgan, G. and L. Smircich. 1980. "The Case for Qualitative Research." Academy of Management Review 5(4)491-500. and read the first two chapters of Blaikie, N. 1993. Approaches to Social Enquiry. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Appreciation case study: Langley, A. 1989. "In Search of Rationality: The Purposes Behind the Use of Formal Analysis in Organisations." Administrative Science Quarterly 34:598-631.
Unit 08: Fieldwork - Becoming a Professional Stranger
Philosophy Project 07: Ladder Digital Learning College (Taiwan/China/Singapore)
Reading: Barley, Stephen R. 1990. "Images of Imaging Notes on Doing Longitudinal Field Work." Organization Science 1(3)220-247. Another useful reference for coding field qualitative data: Miles, M. B. and A. M. Huberman. 1994. An Expanded Sourcebook Qualitative Data Analysis. London Sage.
Appreciation case study: Barley, S. R. 1990. "The Alignment of Technology and Structure through Roles and Networks." Administrative Science Quarterly 35(1):61-104.
Unit 09: Descriptive Inference
Philosophy Project 08: Comfortable Taxis, Uncomfortable Cabbies
Reading: Van Maanen, J. 1979. "The Fact of Fiction in Organizational Ethnography." Administrative Science Quarterly 24 539-50. Sanday, P. R. 1979. "The Ethnography Paradigms." Administrative Science Quarterly 24 :527-38.
Appreciation case study: Edmondson, Amy C., Richard M. Bohmer, and Gary P. Pisano. 2001. Disrupted routines: Team learning and new technology implementation in hospitals. Administrative Science Quarterly 46: 685-716.
Unit 10: Special Talk (Face-to-face with an industry leader)
Please submit your R&R for the publication game this week
Unit 11: Process Research: Looking into the Past
Philosophy Project 09: Peter Drucker and What a Good Academic Is
Reading: Pettigrew, A. M. 1990. "Longitudinal Field Research on Change: Theory and Practice." Organization Science 1(3):267-92.
Appreciation case study: Jacobides, Michael G. 2005. "Industry Change Through Vertical Disintegration: How and Why Markets Emerged Through Mortgage Banking?" Academy of Management Journal 48(3):465-98.
Unit 12: Causal Inference: Seeing people in the stream of time; Course Wrap-up
Philosophy Project 10: Journal Review for Qualitative/Interpretative Articles
Reading: Langley, A. 1999. "Strategies for Theorizing From Process Data." Academy of Management Review 24(4):691-701.
Appreciation case study: Orlikowski, W. J. 1996. "Improvising Organizational Transformation over Time: a Situated Change Perspective." Information Systems Research 7(1):63-92.
AE please send your final result to the editor. Game over
The cours eooutline is subject to change