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Research Quality, Productivity, and Qualitative Methodology Seminar

July 11-16. Professor Kuruvilla (Cornell& LSE) with cameo roles played by others from

Everyone is expected to do all readings (EXCEPT those assigned to discussion leaders,
although you are welcome to read those as well). Please come prepared to raise questions for
discussion (we will NOT be lecturing). As you can see, the reading load is HEAVY, so it is best
that you start NOW rather than trying to catch up in between the sessions.
Some of you are assigned responsibility to be discussion leaders for certain papers and
topics. If you are assigned to be a discussion leader for a particular reading, you have the added
responsibility to provide a 5 minute verbal overview of the reading, its method, its contribution,
your evaluation of it, and come prepared with a few questions to start the discussion.
Most papers are available online through your library. Those that are not available will be
sent to you or put up on drop box.

Monday, July 11

 Come prepared to introduce your research in 5 minutes: What is the research
question? Why is it important? What is the methodology?
Vitas, Productivity, and Intellectual Journeys in IR/HR/OB
 Please come to class having identified the top 5 journals in your field and their
acceptance rates.
 Determinants of Research Quality: Lecture


Scientific progress and paradigm consensus

Thomas Kuhn. 1962. Introduction and Chapters 1 – 2, The Structure of
Scientific Revolutions. Volume 2, Number 2, Foundations of the Unity of
Science: University of Chicago Press.

Sir Karl Popper. 1999. Falsificationism. In Robert Klee (ed). Scientific
Inquiry: Readings in the Philosophy of Science, New York: Oxford University
Press. 65-71

Jeffrey Pfeffer, 1993. “Barriers to the Advance of Organizational Science:
Paradigms Development as a Dependent Variable”, Academy of Management
Review, 18(4): 599-620.


SAROSH KURUVILLA  Connie J. Fear and Loathing in Organization Studies. Competing paradigms in social science research  Yvonna Lincoln and Egon Guba. 1988. Reproducability. November-December 1995. Gersick. Jeffery Pfeffer. 1. “Time and Transition in Work Teams: Towards a New Model of Group Development”. November-December 1995. DISCUSSION LEADER: NOELLE PAYTON (an important article. Organization Science. Organization Science. 31.will be useful to the class). so slightly longer presentation. 1985. DISCUSSION LEADER: PHILIPPE DEMOUGIN  Peter Capelli. 6.. Mortality. 1985. DICCUSSION LEADER:PHILIPPE DEMOUGIN  John Van Maanen. Academy of Management Journal. Chapter 6. Handbook of Qualitative Research Lecture on Criteria for Evaluation 2 . no. and Persistence of Styles of Theory. Industrial Relations. DISCUSSION LEADER. Competing Paradigms in Qualitative Research. 9-41. Vol 6. 6. no. 1. 24. Egon Guba and Yvonna Lincoln. No. “Theory Construction in Industrial Relations and Implications for Research”. Vol 6. 90-112. Vol.

30. “International HRM: National Business systems. K. Stephen Barley. DISCUSSION LEADER. Colquitt and George. Volume 49. “What Constitutes a theoretical contribution” Academy of Management Review. REBECCA CAMPBELL Lecture: Sources of Good Research Questions. issue 3. Academy of Management Journal. author or Journal? Tim Judge et al Academy of Management Journal. no.  Editorial. Griffin. Vol. 1. 16. no. pp. 1. Theorizing is. 1. Issue 3.Tuesday. (1995) What theory is not. 2011.  “What Makes Management Research Interesting and Why Does It Matter?”.  Weick. 4. Rynes and Ireland.  “What Causes a Management Article to be Cited? Article. 1-21 (focus on whether this article raises enough research questions for further research…HOW MANY RESEARCH QUESTIONS CAN YOU COME UP WITH AFTER READING THIS ARTICLE?) DISCUSSION LEADER. Academy of Management Journal. 18-20. 490-495. Bartunek. and Yates. 18-20. David. Academy of Management Journal. Administrative Science Quarterly (40)3: 385-390. 14. Effective Topics. Vol 54. 1987. International Journal of Human Resource Management. Volume 50. No. 1989. July 12 9am-12pm Significant Research Outcomes and Sources of Good Research Questions  Daft. KARIN KING 3 . pp.  “When I Write My Masterpiece: Thoughts on What Makes a Paper Interesting”. “Retrospective Accounts of Research Factors Associated with Significant and Not-So-Significant Research Outcomes”. Academy of Management Journal. 4. 763-785. DISCUSSION LEADER: MAISIE ROBERTS  Edwards and Kuruvilla. 1pm-5pm Theory and theory development  Whetten. Volume 49. 2005. Organizational Politics and the International Division of Labour in MNCs”.

“What Grounded Theory is Not. 1994. Procedures. Canons and Evaluative Criteria. Jesper B. Harold Doty and William Glick.” Academy of Management Review 32: 1145-1154. A. S. 230-251. Sørensen and Terence R. D. 2006. 19. R. 2007. Mitchell. DISCUSSION LEADERARIANNA TASSINARI Grounded theory  Juliet Corbin and Anselm Strauss. 49(4): 633-642. 14(4): 532-550. 49: 173-208. 4 . Gioia. K. DISCUSSION LEADER: SARA ALSHAREEF  Corley. M. DISCUSSION LEADER : ARRON PHILLIPS  Corley. Methodological Fit in Management Field Research. 1990  Suddaby. “Typologies as a Unique Form of Theory Building”. July 13 9am-12pm Styles of inductive research Comparative case study  Eisenhardt. and McManus. 36. (1989) Making fast strategic decisions in high velocity environments. & D.. 1989. pp.  Eisenhardt. Wednesday.” Academy of Management Journal.” Academy of Management Review. “The Interplay Between Theory and Methods. 2004. Academy of Management Review 32(4): 1155-1179. 12-32. John. K. “Building Theories from Case Study Research. Qualitative Sociology. K.  Edmondson.” Administrative Science Quarterly.G.. “Identity Ambiguity and Change in the Wake of a Corporate Spin-off. No 1. Vol 13. 2007. DISCUSSION LEADER: LANDER VERMEERBERGEN Fit between theory and methods  Van Maanen. 2011. Grounded Theory Research. Academy of Management Review.A. Academy of Management Journal (32): 543-576. & Gioia. "Building Theory about Theory Building: What Constitutes a Theoretical Contribution?". 2. K. Academy of Management Review.

A.D. Weathering an metalevel identity crisis: Forging a coherent collective identity for an emerging field. (1999) Provisional Selves: Experimenting with image and identity in professional adaptation. Administrative Science Quarterly (44)4: 764-791. (2011) Transcending socialization: A nine-year ethnography of the body’s role in organizational control and knowledge workers’ transformation. Administrative Science Quarterly (56): 325-368. Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods. Administrative Science Quarterly. pp 277-360. L.Q. CAROLE WILLIAMS  1pm-5pm Patvardhan.DISCUSSION LEADER. (1993) Tightening the iron cage: Concertive control in selfmanaging teams. The ethnographic interview (article provided)  Ibarra.L. R. July 14 9am-12pm Methods of data collection 2: Interviewing  Michael Quinn Patton.A. 6). (1999) The time famine: Toward a sociology of work time. 58(2): 405-435 Methods of data collection 1: Ethnography and participant observation  Patton. Fieldwork Strategies and Observational Methods (Ch. S. in M. DISCUSSION LEADER: ANNA GALAZKA 1pm-5pm Writing up qualitative research 5 .  Perlow. A. Administrative Science Quarterly (31): 78-108. 7: Qualitative Interviewing. (1986) Technology as an occasion for structuring: Observations on CT scanner and other diagnostic technologies. DISCUSSION LEADER: JOYCE MAMODE  Barker.. Administrative Science Quarterly (38): 408-437. H. S. DISCUSSION LEADER NIMA ALI Thursday. Ch. R. & Hamilton.. Gioia. Patton. Article Provided  Barley. (44): 57-81. 2015. Academy of Management Journal. J. DISCUSSION LEADER: CRISTINA INVERSI  Michel. Article Provided  Spradley. D. A.

“Tips for Article-Writers” http://web. Karen and Karen Golden-Biddle. Volume 54. 775-782.pdf  Michael Pratt. From Pyramids to Diamonds: Legal process Offshoring.  Locke. Gerald. DISCUSSION LEADER: SHILIP BANERJEE Should research be relevant to practice?  Davis. 4. Sarosh and Noronha. Issue 5. For the Lack of a Boiler Plate. DISCUSSION LEADER: ESTERA ONOAKPOVIKE 6 . Academy of Management Journal. Vol 50. vol 69. no. no. Setting the Hook.  Adam Grant and Timothy Pollock. Ezra W. 2007 Tent Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 2015. 40(5):1023-1062. 2007.  Ranjay Gulati. Vol 52. (1997) “Constructing Opportunities for Contribution: Structuring Intertextual Coherence and “Problematizing” in Organizational Studies. 2008. Tips on Writing and reviewing Qualitative research. 2. Ernesto. Zuckerman. DISCUSSION LEADER RICHARD MEREDITH  Kuruvilla. Tribalism and Boundary Spanning: The Rigor-Relevance Debate in Management Research. Academy of management Journal. Academy of Management Journal. Employment Systems and Labor Markets for Lawyers in the United States and India. “What is organizational research for” Administrative Science Quarterly 60(2): 179-188. Issue 5.” Academy of Management.

edu/eej/Volume20/V20N4P471_473. Chapter 9. Wall. pp. David.  Sara Rynes.sagepub. “Reap Rewards: Maximizing Benefits from Reviewer Comments”. Echambadi. Chapter 17: Realities of Publishing.xml  Jauch. “Making the Most of the Review Process: Lessons from Award Winning Authors”. 189-199. and Jerry L.pdf  Alan D. 2:  Sara Rynes. 203-207. Volume 49. Download from http://college. in Cummings and Frost. Franco. and Collisions on the Base Path: Ruminations of a Veteran Reviewer. Eastern Economic Journal. “Observations on ‘Anatomy of an R&R’ and Other Reflections”.sagepub. Reviewers are an Author’s Best Friends…). Article available here : http://knowledge. Lawrence July 15 8am-12pm The publication process  Richard L. 1. 157-173. Daft.  Agarwal. Article available here: “Anatomy of an R&R (Or. Publishing in the Organizational Sciences. 191-196. 1994. & Sarkar. Meyer. How not to get your article published. Why I recommended that you manuscript be rejected and what you can do about it. What They Do When They Get Your Manuscript: A Survey of Academy of Management Reviewer Practices. DISCUSSION LEADER: DECLAN OWENS 1pm-3pm Dealing with referees and referee reports All four articles below are from the April 2006 Academy of Management Journal. Strikes. 32. Balls. pp. 208-209. AMJ 1989. 7 .Friday. pp.  Scott Seribert.xml  Smyth. No.holycross. pp.