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Doing Exemplary Research - Peter J. Frost

Paperback Published: 1st March 1992
ISBN: 9780803939097
Number Of Pages: 336

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This volume explores the "doing "of research - as a journey' for those involved. It looks at the meanings of exemplary research practice. Authors' descriptions of the origins, experiences and outcomes of their own research are interwoven with commentaries on these by other major figures in the field. The book is an outstanding resource for all organizational researchers.

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Doing Exemplary Research: Seven Journeys
Introductory Remarks: Journey 1p. 19
Obsession and Naivete in Upstate New York: A Tale of Researchp. 22
The Culture of Social Science Researchp. 36
Comment on "Cultures of Culture"p. 43
Introductory Remarks: Journey 2p. 49
Time and Transition in My Work on Teams: Looking Back on a New Model of Group Developmentp. 52
Researchers Are Not Cats--They Can Survive and Succeed by Being Curiousp. 65
Time and Transitionsp. 73
Introductory Remarks: Journey 3p. 79
From Loose Coupling to Environmental Joltsp. 82
Jolts as a Synopsis of Organizational Studiesp. 99
Embedded Metaphors and Organizational Ironies as Research Toolsp. 105
Introductory Remarks: Journey 4p. 113
How We Untangled the Relationship Between Displayed Emotion and Organizational Sales: A Tale of Bickering and Optimismp. 115
Out of the Tangled Thicket: Persistence in the Face of Failed Conventional Wisdomp. 129
Do Smiles Lead to Sales? Comments on the Sutton/Rafaeli Studyp. 136
Introductory Remarks: Journey 5p. 143
Resolving a Scientific Dispute with Dr. Miriam Erez: Genesis, Process, Outcome, and Reflectionp. 146
Reflections on the Latham/Erez/Locke Studyp. 155
Reflections on the Latham/Erez/Locke Studyp. 165
Comments on the Latham/Erez/Locke Studyp. 167
Experiments as Reformsp. 173
Introductory Remarks: Journey 6p. 179
Making War and Peacep. 182
Comments on "War and Peace"p. 193
The Proliferation of Modern Personnel Practicesp. 198
Introductory Remarks: Journey 7p. 207
Literary Methods and Organization Science: Reflection on "When the Sleeper Wakes"p. 210
Stories of Mike Armstrong and the Idea of Exemplary Researchp. 227
Escaping the Inherent Conservatism of Empirical Organizational Researchp. 233
Lessons from the Journeys
Themes and Variations: An Examination of the Exemplarsp. 243
Beyond Exemplars: Some Reflections on the Meaning and Practice of Research in the 1990sp. 270
Exemplars of Organizational Research--Nominationsp. 295
Referencesp. 299
About the Authorsp. 313
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ISBN: 9780803939097
ISBN-10: 0803939094
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st March 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.65  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.56