Case Studies in Business and Management Research 30.09.2013-04.10.2013

Kurssikuvaus: The purpose of this course is to introduce doctoral students from Europe and around the world to the diversity of ways of conducting case study research and to improve their own research practice.

Pidempi kurssikuvaus: The purpose of this course is to introduce doctoral students from Europe and around the world to the diversity of ways of conducting case study research and to improve their own research practice. It aims to provide an overview of recent trends and debates on the case study in management and organization research. This course will focus on issues that are often left out of methodology courses and training, notably: What are the different views on the theoretical contribution that a case study can make, and what lies behind these differences? As researchers, how can we theorize from case studies? How do ontological and epistemological assumptions affect views about case study quality and design? What is the ‘disciplinary convention’ regarding the case study in your own field of research, and why does it matter? What are your options when writing up your case study for publication? What are the current trends in case research in top management journals? What can management researchers learn from case study trends in other fields, such as political science? As a case researcher, how can you best defend your methodological choices? Detailed lecture notes and handouts will be provided and examples from top journals will be collectively analyzed by course participants.

This course has a strong focus on the process and practice of conducting case studies which necessitates interaction with fellow students and faculty. It is intended for doctoral students who conduct or at least are considering whether to conduct case study research and who have already passed an introductory research methods course. They will be given the opportunity to share their own research topics. After this course, students will be able to evaluate case research with increased confidence, enhance their own case study design and justify their methodological choices.
We have taught PhD courses on the case study at the Aalto University, the University of Sydney as well as at institutions in five other countries since 2007.

Muuta: For more information, visit the course homepage:

http://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/eden_announcement.asp?event_id=968

Kurssin yhteyshenkilö: Bea Alanko

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Kurssin aikataulu: 30.09.2013-04.10.2013

Paikka: Aalto University School of Business

Kurssin laajuus opintopisteinä: 6

Kurssin tavoitteet:

Kurssin suorittaminen: Participation in and contribution to class discussion
Article analysis in pairs
Individual reflection paper

Kurssin arviointi: The course participants are evaluated based on:

Participation in and contribution to class discussion
Article analysis in pairs
Individual reflection paper

Kohderyhmä: The course is intended for doctoral students who conduct or at least are considering whether to conduct case study research and who have already passed an introductory research methods course.

Kurssin pääluennoitsijana toimii: Professor Rebecca Piekkari, Aalto University School of Economics, Finland

Muut luennoitsijat: NN (Assistant Professor of Marketing), Professor Catherine Welch, University of Sydney Business School, Senior Lecturer Dr. Stephanie Decker, Aston Business School.