Qualitative methods in management research: An introduction to the themed issue

Catherine Cassell*, Anna Beuhring, Gillian Symon, Johnson Phil

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Purpose The purpose of the paper is to introduce the themed issue about qualitative research in the business and management field Design/methodology/approach The paper considers some issues about how to define the term ‘qualitative research’, and then introduces each of the papers in the themed issue. Findings The contents of this themed issue demonstrate the insights that qualitative research can make into the management field. Originality/value A large amount of interest was generated in the themed issue. As a consequence, Emerald Publishing Group are launching a new journal which specifically focuses on qualitative research in this field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-166
Number of pages6
JournalManagement Decision
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006


  • Management research
  • Qualitative research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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