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Applying a longitudinal interpretive multi-case research method to study the employee impact of operations management systems in a micro firm setting

McAdam, R (2017) Applying a longitudinal interpretive multi-case research method to study the employee impact of operations management systems in a micro firm setting. Production Planning and Control, 1 . pp. 1-20. [Journal article]

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Abstract

While many operations management journals are now publishing interpretive studies, there is still a need for more material on how to carry out such work under the interpretive gestalt. By offering a research account of a longitudinal interpretive multi-case study, this paper seeks to contribute to the literary gap in ‘how to do it [interpretive research]’. The purpose of this paper is to document a longitudinal operations management study in three micro-firms, where the catalyst for this study is the implementation of an electronic operations management system in each case. The paper chronicles the authors’ experience in a four-year multi-case study, and as such provides insight into design, development and execution of longitudinal interpretive operations management research, and the building of a theoretical model. While blueprints are not the purpose of such reflections, they can provide insight and advice to researchers, which is the underlying goal of this paper.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:micro-firm operations management, longitudinal interpretive multi-case study
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Management and Leadership
Ulster Business School
Research Institutes and Groups:Business and Management Research Institute
ID Code:37611
Deposited By: Professor Rodney McAdam
Deposited On:11 May 2017 11:21
Last Modified:22 Apr 2018 22:23

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