Catherine Cassell, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
Gillian Symon, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Traditionally business and management research in the Baltics has been dominated by research studies based on quantitative techniques of data collection and analysis. Yet increasingly there is an interest in the ‘in-depth’ studies that are produced from qualitative work. Research stemming from qualitative techniques covers a whole spectrum of methods and can be located within a wide range of epistemological perspectives. Many of these techniques are not well known or utilised by researchers in the management arena in the Baltic region despite the potentially unique perspectives they could provide on important and contemporary management research issues. Hence the intention is to publicise the ways in which qualitative research can be used and the insights it offers into contemporary management issues.
Aims of the special issue:
• To provide an overview of the current state of the art of qualitative methods in management research;
• To highlight the diverse range of subject areas within management research to which qualitative research can contribute;
• To demonstrate the insights qualitative research can provide for theoretical development in the field of management research;
• To establish the significant impact that outputs of qualitative research can have on everyday managerial practice;
• To provide a showcase for excellent examples of qualitative empirical work.
To highlight the opportunities that qualitative research offers for investigating management and organizational phenomena and particularly to encourage those in the Baltic region to consider and experiment with these approaches, research papers submitted to the special issue do not have to focus on the Baltic region.
Authors should submit their manuscripts through ScholarOne Manuscripts http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bjom. Manuscripts should be prepared following the BJM author guidelines http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=bjm. All articles will be double-blind peer reviewed by at least two anonymous referees.
For more information about the submission process please contact Jurga Duobiene, Associate Editor, Baltic Journal of Management, E-mail: email@example.com.