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Phenomenology as a method for exploring management practice

Anosike, Paschal, Ehrich, Lisa C., & Ahmed, Pervaiz (2012) Phenomenology as a method for exploring management practice. International Journal of Management Practice (IJMP), 5(3), pp. 205-224.

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Abstract

Phenomenology is a term that has been described as a philosophy, a research paradigm, a methodology, and equated with qualitative research. In this paper first we clarify phenomenology by tracing its movement both as a philosophy and as a research method. Next we make a case for the use of phenomenology in empirical investigations of management phenomena. The paper discusses a selection of central concepts pertaining to phenomenology as a scientific research method, which include description, phenomenological reduction and free imaginative variation. In particular, the paper elucidates the efficacy of Giorgi’s descriptive phenomenological research praxis as a qualitative research method and how its utility can be applied in creating a deeper and richer understanding of management practice.

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ID Code: 53781
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Phenomenology, Descriptive phenomenology, Management research, Management practice, Education management, Internal Marketing
DOI: 10.1504/IJMP.2012.048073
ISSN: 1741-8143 (online) 1477-9064 (print)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Inderscience.
Copyright Statement: The Journal will also permit the Author to use the Article for non-commercial purposes after publication: •Posting the accepted version (i.e. final post-acceptance manuscript version) on the Author's personal web pages or in an institutional repository maintained by the Institution to which the Author is affiliated, provided acknowledgement is given to the Journal as the original source of publication and upon condition that it shall not be accessible until after six months from Inderscience's publication date.
Deposited On: 24 Sep 2012 09:21
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2013 06:33

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