Theorizing process through punctuated longitudinal case study research. / Soulsby, Anna; Clark, Ed.

Rethinking the Case Study Approach in International Business Research. ed. / Rebecca Piekkari; Catherine Welch. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2011. p. 411-446.

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRethinking the Case Study Approach in International Business Research
EditorsRebecca Piekkari, Catherine Welch
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar
Pages411-446
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)978 1 84844 184 2
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

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