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Webinar: Qualitative Research and Theory Development

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    RRBM Webinar: Qualitative Research and Theory Development

    How can empirical studies contribute to the development of theory? A sometimes productive metaphor for research is the search for the mystery, i.e. spotting something unexpected and difficult to immediately understand, thus calling for the development of new knowledge.

    Speaker: Professor Mats Alvesson (Lund University)

    Time: Wednesday, 24th of February at 9 am (U.S. Eastern) / 3 pm (Central European Time) / 7.30 pm (New Delhi). This webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes with plenty of opportunity for Q&A.

    Registration: Please register here to receive personalized Zoom link and a reminder for this event.

    Recommended reading: Alvesson, M & Kärreman, D (2011) Qualitative Research and Theory Development: Mystery as Method. London: Sage

    About the speaker

    Mats Alvesson is Professor of Business Administration at the University of Lund, Sweden, at University of Queensland Business School, Australia and at Cass Business School, London. Research interests include critical theory, gender, power, management of professional service (knowledge intensive) organizations, leadership, identity, organizational image, organizational culture and symbolism, qualitative methods and philosophy of science. He has recently published Return to Meaning: A Social Science with Something to Say (Oxford University Press 2017, w Y Gabriel & R Paulsen).

    Other books include Reflexive Methodology (Sage 2017, w K Sköldberg), Reflexive Leadership (Sage 2017, w M Blom & S Sveningsson), The Stupidity Paradox (Profile 2016, w André Spicer), Managerial Lives (Cambridge University Press 2016, w Stefan Sveningsson), The Triumph of Emptiness (Oxford University Press 2013), Qualitative Research and Theory Development (Sage 2011, with Dan Kärreman), Constructing Research Questions. (Sage 2013, w J Sandberg).

    About RRBM

    Responsible Research in Business and Management ( is dedicated to encouraging, inspiring and supporting credible and useful research in business and management.

    If you have any questions, please contact Ibrat Djabbarov

    Ibrat Djabbarov, MD, MPH
    PhD Candidate
    Cranfield School of Management