Article

Sleeping with the enemy? Exploiting the textual turn in management research

Citation

Perriton L (2001) Sleeping with the enemy? Exploiting the textual turn in management research. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 4 (1), pp. 35-50. https://doi.org/10.1080/13645570117299

Abstract
Researchers in management and organizations are suffering from a narrowing of the economic research arteries in the modernist mode of much research undertaken in this area. This article considers the possibility of incorporating more reflexive writing into research accounts produced in this field despite the systemic barriers to doing so. The article points to a 'textual turn' in the study of management and suggests textual strategies and resources for those who wish to draw attention to the constructed nature of the seemingly 'natural' and common-sense agendas for management research. The paper considers five different ways of incorporating reflexivity in research texts-the typologies are 'seemingly accidental', 'benign', 'methodology chapter', 'textual guerrilla warfare' and 'socio-political'.

Journal
International Journal of Social Research Methodology: Volume 4, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2001
Publication date online26/11/2010
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN1364-5579