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Case Study Methodology in Business Research

ISBN-10: 0750681969

ISBN-13: 9780750681964

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jan Dul, Tony Hak

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The aim of the book is to present case study methodology for developing theory in business research. It achieves this by starting with 4 methodological chapters followed by 6 chapters in which the methodology is specifically applied to real life business research. Lessons learned from these case studies (including personal experiences of the researchers) will be emphasized in a final chapter. All editors and authors have experience with conducting case study research and with teaching case study research methodology. * Provides students with everything needed to design and conduct a case study project. * Templates are supplied for case study protocol and how to report a case study. * Clear concise and comprehensive text for Case Study methodology.
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Book details

List price: $55.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386

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Foreword (Chris Voss, London Business School)
Aims and overview of this book
A review of case studies in business research
Principles of empirical research
Theory-testing research. Theory-testing in case study research: Testing sufficient and necessary conditions
How to test a sufficient or a necessary condition
Testing a theory of collaboration characteristics of innovation projects
Methodological reflection on case study 1
Testing a theory of ideal typical organizational configurations of successful product innovations
Methodological reflection on case study 2
Testing a deterministic proportional relationship
How to test a deterministic proportional relationship
Testing the influence of urban time access windows on a retailers distribution costs
Methodological reflection on case study 3
Testing a probabilistic proportional relationship
How to test a probabilistic proportional relationship
Testing the influence of a retailers distribution strategy on a retailers sensitivity to urban time access windows
Methodological reflection on case study 4. Other types of case study research: The pilot case study
How to design and conduct a pilot case study
Testing a theory of conditions of success of new products
Methodological reflection on Case study 5
The theory-building case study
How to design and conduct a theory-building case study
Exploring which company representatives are involved in communication with providers of business services
Methodological reflection on case study 7
The practice-oriented case study
How to design and conduct a practice-oriented case study
Building a model of best practice of company standardization
Methodological reflection on case study 7