European qualitative research: a celebration of diversity and a cautionary tale

Catherine Cassell

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This contribution aims to highlight the diversity in European qualitative management research as a way of celebrating its ongoing development within Europe. In recognising the strengths that emerge from this diversity in epistemological traditions and methods, attention is drawn to the concerns increasingly expressed by qualitative researchers about growing pressures of standardisation. It is argued that qualitative researchers should take every opportunity to encourage methodological diversity whilst resisting attempts at homogenising the experience and reporting of qualitative management research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-456
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Management Journal
Issue number5
Early online date4 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016


  • qualitative
  • qualitative research
  • epistemology
  • standardisation


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