Alan Bryman is Emeritus Professor of Organizational and Social Research at the University of Leicester School of Business, UK. His research interests focus on methodology, leadership, organizational analysis, Disneyization, and theme parks. He has published on social and organizational research methods, including two leading textbooks (Social Research Methods, and Business Research Methods) which have been translated into numerous other languages, and he has a specific interest in leadership in higher education.
David Buchanan is Emeritus Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Cranfield University School of Management, UK. His research interests lie with change management and organization politics. He is co-author of a leading text in organizational behaviour, and co-editor with Alan Bryman of The SageHandbook of Organizational Research Methods (2009). Current projects include studies of change in healthcare, post-crisis change, and the implications of new technology for the role of the HR function.
1. 'Not Another Survey': The Value of Unconventional Methods, David A. Buchanan and Alan Bryman Part 1 Unconventional settings and data sources 2. Desert Island Data: Using BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs in Organization and Management Research, Laurie Cohen and Joanne Duberley 3. Using Fiction in Organization and Management Research, Robin Holt and Mike Zundel 4. Innovations in Unobtrusive Methods, Andrew Knight 5. Research in Extreme Contexts, David A. Buchanan and David Denyer 6. Making the Case: A Qualitative Approach to Studying Social Media Documents, Christopher J. Schneider Part 2: Unconventional Research Design and Data Collection Methods 7. Netnography: Engaging with the Challenges, Robert Kozinets and Manuela Nocker 8. Institutions Under A Microscope: Experimental Methods in Institutional Theory, Alex Bitektine, Jeffrey W. Lucas, and Oliver Schilke 9. Beyond One Voice: Co-Constructed Analytic Auto-Ethnography, Steve Kempster and Ken Parry 10. Participant-Led Video Diaries, Rebecca Whiting, Helen Roby, Gillian Symon, and Petros Chamakiotis 11. Inter-Organizational Ethnography: Promises and Pitfalls, Olivier Berthod, Michael Grothe-Hammer, and Jorg Sydow Part 3 Unconventional Analytic Approaches 12. Unconventional Yet Consequential: Using A Sociomaterial Approach To Drive Impact in Organization Studies Research, Paul Carlile And Karl-Emanuel Dionne 13. Path Constitution Analysis: A Methodology For Understanding Path Dependence and Path Creation, Jorg Sydow, Arnold Windeler, Gordon Muller-Seitz And Knut Lange 14. Methodology Matters, Alan Bryman And David A. Buchanan