Since the beginning of the century, there have been calls for the integration of traditional individualistic (micro) and management (macro) paradigms in Human Resource Management studies. In order to understand this so-called ’black box,’ the HR field needs research which is more sensitive to institutional and cultural contexts, focusing on formal and informal relationships between employees, supervisors and HR managers and the means by which these organizational participants enable and motivate one another. This book presents advanced quantitative and mixed research methods that can be used to analyze integrated macro and micro paradigms within the field of Human Resource Management. Multi actor, social network and longitudinal research practices, among others, are explored. Readers will gain insight into the advantages and disadvantages of different research methods in order to evaluate which type is most suitable to their research. This book is suitable for both advanced researchers and graduate students.
1. The Growing Role of Advanced Human Resource Management Research Methods Karin Sanders, Julie A. Cogin, and Hugh T.J. Bainbridge 2. Mixed Methods in HRM Research Hugh T.J. Bainbridge and Ilro Lee 3. Multi-Level and Multi-Actor Research Kristiina Mäkelä,MatsEhrnrooth, Adam Smale, and Jennie Sumelius 4. Social Network Research Robert Kaše 5. Longitudinal Research Timothy C. Bednall 6.Experimental Method in HRM Research Huadong Yang and Julie Dickinson 7. Cross-Cultural Research Yuan Liao, Jian-Min Sun, and David C. Thomas 8.HR Research Methods: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go Cai-Hui (Veronica) Lin and Karin Sanders
Management and business studies are firmly established as a popular, important and significant area of study in the academic world. Bringing together theories and thought from a wide range of disciplines, this series features cutting -edge research addressing all the major issues in business and management today, helping to define and advance the field.