A number of distinguished scholars believe that for theory development to occur within a field,
qualitative research must precede quantitative research in order for the field to progress toward
maturity. The purpose of this study was to investigate the international management literature
from 1991–2007 to ascertain current levels of use of qualitative, quantitative, conceptual and
joint (quantitative and qualitative) research methods in the field. Results indicate that scholars
employ quantitative methods more than qualitative methods. The implications of these findings
for future theory development and the generation of context relevant international management
knowledge are discussed.
What scholars call “writing” actually involves writing, reading, talking, thinking, and engaging. Yet how academic writing develops through this recursive, social process, is imperfectly understood. Although participating ...
It is crucial that any research inquiry be guided by a paradigm. However, many early career researchers do not
mention the research paradigm guiding their inquiry. Furthermore, qualitative and quantitative methods ...
Barry, Marie-Louise; Steyn, Herman; Brent, Alan Colin(Journal of Contemporary Management, 2009)
Quantitative management research on the African continent is often hampered by the lack of large data sets and the unreliability of electronic as well as conventional communication. This paper advocates the use of qualitative ...