Case-study method in small business and entrepreneurial research: mapping boundaries and perspectives

Perren, Lew and Ram, Monder (2004) Case-study method in small business and entrepreneurial research: mapping boundaries and perspectives International Small Business Journal, 22 (1). pp. 83-101. ISSN 1741-2870

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Abstract

The case-study method has a long and respected history in the mainstream management literature. The philosophy and implications of the case-study method have received considerable attention and there are a number of standard texts on the approach. The method is also gaining acceptance, along with other qualitative methods, within the small business and entrepreneurial research community. Yet there has been little discussion of the distinctive philosophical consequences of applying the case-study approach in this area. This article will address this gap by mapping the paradigms adopted by small business and entrepreneurial case-study researchers. This will provide a platform upon which to explore the consequences of the paradigmatic position that researchers adopt.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: case study; paradigms; philosophy
Subjects: N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N290 Management studies not elsewhere classified > N292 Small Business
N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N210 Management techniques > N216 Entrepreneurship
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1177/0266242604039482
Faculties: Brighton Business School
Depositing User: business editor
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 14:51
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1357

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