Longitudinal Field Research on Change: Theory and Practice

Pettigrew, Andrew (1990) Longitudinal Field Research on Change: Theory and Practice. Organization Science, 1 (3). pp. 267-292.


This paper reveals the author's theory of method for conducting longitudinal field research on change. The paper also discusses a range of practical problems in carrying out time-series research in organisational settings. The practical problems include dealing with time in longitudinal research; issues of site selection; choices about data collection and degrees of involvement; the importance of clarifying research outputs, audience, and presentation; and finally handling problems of complexity and simplicity associated with longitudinal comparative case study research on change. The paper concludes by discussing some ethical issues of longitudinal research field research, and managing a community of researchers.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: longitudinal research; change; organisations; theory and practice
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Centre: Faculty of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2011 14:39
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/1503

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