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Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management

Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management

An International Journal

ISSN: 1746-5648

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Editorial objectives

Traditionally the management and organization field has been dominated by research studies based on quantitative techniques of data collection and analysis. Yet increasingly there is an interest in the 'in-depth' studies that are produced from qualitative work. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management is an international journal committed to encouraging and publishing qualitative work from researchers and practitioners within the management and organisational field throughout the world. The journal seeks to provide a forum for qualitative researchers through which they can share their work with others and discuss issues of research practice of particular pertinence to qualitative approaches.

Unique attributes  

QROM is the only journal that focuses exclusively on excellence in qualitative research across the management and organizational discipline. The journal encourages research which is critical, focused on subjective experience and context-oriented. Any topic relevant to organization and management studies is suitable. 

To encourage reflexive practice and the dissemination of critical skills in the field, the journal includes a section entitled Insider Accounts, where authors can give a frank and in-depth account of some aspect of their (qualitative) research practice. Book Reviews of relevant texts are also published under the auspices of the Book Review Editor.


Coverage includes, but is not restricted to:

Research stemming from qualitative techniques covers a spectrum of methods and can be located within a wide range of epistemological perspectives. Many of these techniques are not well known or utilised by researchers in the management and organizational studies arena despite the potentially unique perspectives they provide on important and contemporary management research issues. Commentators have argued that the outputs of qualitative research may be of more relevance and interest to management practitioners than those of traditional methods.

Key benefits

QROM is essential reading for both academics wanting an overview of the current state of the art of qualitative methods in management and organizational research and for practitioners seeking knowledge of excellent examples of applied qualitative empirical work. QROM:

Key journal audiences

Researchers, educators, and senior practitioners who are interested in researching, discussing and analysing qualitative research and its implications for management and organizational studies will be interested in the journal.

Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management is indexed and abstracted in:

ABI/Inform, Business Source Alumni Edition/Complete/Corporate Plus/Elite/Premier (EBSCO), Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management & Marketing, INSPEC, OCLC's Electronic Collections Online, ProQuest

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