Fieldwork and Text Work
Masterclass Lead: John Van Maanen, MIT (USA)
Masterclass Lead Introduction:
Catherine Welch, University of Sydney (Australia)
Rebecca Piekkari, Aalto University (Finland)
Time and Date: July 2, 6 pm – 8 pm UTC/GMT
In this masterclass, John Van Maanen will encourage you to reflect on your ‘fieldwork’ and ‘text work’ practices. The masterclass will include in-depth discussion of selected examples of exemplary ethnographic texts. As well, you will be encouraged to consider possible research designs and fieldwork options in your own area of interest. You will gain insight into how texts based on qualitative research persuade, and of current practices and styles for writing up international business research. Pre-readings and discussion questions have been set, so you will be expected to come to the session well prepared, and ready to join in the group discussion. Space in the masterclass is limited, so as part of the registration process, you will be asked to outline the qualitative research you are currently doing and/or planning, and to explain your motivation for attending this masterclass.