This chapter presents and explores a research design for the study of organizational process through qualitative, longitudinal case studies. A punctuated longitudinal case study (PLCS) approach yields two types of process-relevant data – diachronic and synchronic – that build into a qualitatively rich and temporally layered database. By applying narrative enquiry methods to this database, PLCS offers a practical way to develop a process theory of organization, while avoiding methodological pitfalls such as over-reliance on retrospective data.
|Title of host publication||Rethinking the Case Study Approach in International Business Research|
|Editors||Rebecca Piekkari, Catherine Welch|
|Place of Publication||Cheltenham|
|Number of pages||36|
|ISBN (Print)||978 1 84844 184 2|
|Publication status||Published - May 2011|