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Strategy-as-Practice: Research Methodology

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Research Support Databases


Abdallah, C., Basque, J. and Rouleau, L. 2018. Designing Strategy as Practice Research. In: The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods: History and Traditions, 55 City Road, London: SAGE Publications Ltd pp. 328-344.

Guba, E.G. & Lincoln, Y.S. 1994. Competing paradigms in qualitative research. Handbook of qualitative research, 2163-194.

Research Methdology: Core Articles

Balogun, J., Huff, A.S., & Johnson, P. 2003. Three responses to the methodological challenges of studying strategizing. Journal of Management Studies, 40(1):197-225.

Braun, V. & Clarke, V. 2006. Using thematic analysis in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3(2):77-101.

Cassell, C., Bishop, V., Symon, G., Johnson, P. & Buehring, A. 2009. Learning to be a qualitative management researcher. Management Learning. 40(5):513-533.

Guest, G., Bunce, A., & Johnson, L. 2006. How Many Interviews Are Enough?: An Experiment with Data Saturation and Variability. Family Health International. Vol. 18, No. 1, 59–82.

Hamel, C., Michaud, A., Thuku, M., Skidmore, B., Stevens, A., Nussbaumer-Streit, B. and Garritty, C., 2021. Defining rapid reviews: a systematic scoping review and thematic analysis of definitions and defining characteristics of rapid reviewsJournal of Clinical Epidemiology129, pp.74-85

Lavarda, R.B & Bellucci, C.F. 2022. Case study as a suitable method to research strategy as practice perspective. Qualitative Report, 27(2):539-554.

Rashid, Y., Rashid, A., Muhammad, A. W., Sabir, S. S. and Waseem, A. 2019. Case Study Method: A Step-by-Step Guide for Business Researchers. International Journal of Qualitative Methods Volume. 18:1–13.

Tomaszewski, L. E., Zarestky, J. & Gonzalez, E. 2020. Planning Qualitative Research: Design and Decision Making for New Researchers. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 19:1–7.


Leavy, P 2020, The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research, Oxford University Press, Incorporated, Oxford.

Leedy, P. and Ormrod, J. 2020. Practical Research: Planning and Design. 12th ed. New Jersey: Pearson Education International.

Yin, R. K. 2016. Qualitative Research from start to finish 2nd edition. The Guilford Press.

Denzin, N.K. & Salvo, J. ed. 2020. New directions in theorizing qualitative research: indigenous research. Gorham, Maine: Myers Education Press, 2020

Printed Books

Creswell, J. W., and Poth, C. N. 2018. Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches. Los Angeles, CA: Sage. Request Book

Creswell, J.W. 2018. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches. 5th ed. Sage: Thousand Oaks, CA. Request Book

Dennis, B., Carspecken, L. & Carspecken, P.F. 2013. Qualitative research: A reader in philosophy, core concepts and practice. New York, NY: Peter Lang. Request Book

Green, J., and Thorogood, N. 2014. “Group Interview,” in Qualitative Methods for Health Research, eds J. 3rd ed. London: Sage, 123–146. Request Book

Miles MB, Huberman AM, and Saldana J. 2020. Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook. 4th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. Request Book

Mir R and Jain S. 2017. The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Research in Organization Studies. New York: Routledge. Request Book

Saldana, J. 2021. The coding manual for qualitative researchers. 4th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Request Book