Handbook of Qualitative Research Techniques and Analysis in Entrepreneurship comes out in October

Edited by Helle Neergaard, Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Aarhus, and Claire M. Leitch, Professor of Management Learning and Leadership, Lancaster University Management School

2015.09.25 | Merete Elmann

In October the 'Handbook of Qualitative Research Techniques and Analysis in Entrepreneurship', a sequel to the popular 'Handbook of Qualitative Reserch Methods in Entrepreneurship', is released by Edward Elgar Publishing.

The book is edited by Helle Neergaard, Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Aarhus, Denmark and Claire M. Leitch, Professor of Management Learning and Leadership, Lancaster University Management School, UK.

This insightful Handbook introduces a variety of qualitative data collection methods and analysis techniques pertinent in exploring the complex phenomenon of entrepreneurship. Detailed and practical accounts of how to conduct research employing verbal protocol analysis, critical incident technique, repertory grids, metaphors, and the constant comparative method are provided. Scholars new to the area, doctoral students, as well as established academics keen to extend their research scope, will find this book an invaluable and timely resource.

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This book will appeal to all researchers interested in qualitative research within the entrepreneurship field. The editors, Neergaard and Leitch, have put together a great group of experts who provide a fantastic overview on a wide range of known and lesser-known techniques. There is much to be discovered even for the experienced researcher. A great “how to” guide and a must-read for all qualitative entrepreneurship researchers, be they novices or experienced researchers.’
– Friederike Welter, Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn and University of Siegen, Germany

‘This is a much-needed addition to research methods in entrepreneurship. This book champions valuable practices for studying entrepreneurial phenomena in rigorous ways. Five qualitative interview methods (constant comparative technique, metaphor methodologies, critical incident technique, focus groups and repertory grids) are grounded in prior theory and research, and demonstrated in specific research situations in ways that offer scholars insightful and important approaches to exploring entrepreneurship. This is a “must buy” for scholars who want to utilize better and more insightful methods for exploring the ideas, context and praxis of entrepreneurship.’
– William B. Gartner, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and California Lutheran University, US

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