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Proceedings of ECRM Conferences
The 10th European Conference on Research Methods for Business and Management Studies

held at the Normandy Business School, Caen, France
20-21 June 2011

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Paper Title

Author(s)

Page No.

Preface

 

vi

Biographies of Conference Chairs, Programme Chair, Keynote Speaker and Mini-track Chairs

 

vii

Biographies of contributing authors

 

viii

Challenges of Conducting Qualitative Research in Iranian Universities and Research Institutes

Khodayar Abili

1

Action Research in a Foodservice Store: Reflections on Methodology

Mohamed Afifi, Peter Jones and Anita Eves

9

Integrating Affect With Psychological Contract Breach (PCB) and Work Attitudes: A Case of Pakistani University Teachers

Ghulam Ali Arain, Imran Hameed, Delphine Lacaze and Jean Marie Peretti

17

Towards a Methodology of the Imagination: A (Radical) Proposal

Andrew Armitage

25

Egalité, Fraternité, Liberté - A Supervision Journey Across Cultural Frontiers

Marie Ashwin and Alan Hirst

33

A Fuzzy Logic System for Evaluating Quality of Management Institutions

Vijaya Bandyopadhyaya and Ranja Bandyopadhyaya

42

Business Systems Analysis as Research

Peter Bednar and Christine Welch

51

Plumbing the Depths: Research as a Developmental Tool

Patrick Bradbery

59

Researching Innovation in Teaching Methods for Business School Courses

Ann Brown and Martin Rich

67

The Five Ps of Mixed Methods Research

Roslyn Cameron

76

Inciting Advanced Levels of Practitioner Reflection Through Progressive Graphic Elicitation

Robert Campbell, Gillian Green and Mark Grimshaw

84

The Customer Satisfaction Process Oriented Model (CS-Pro Mod): a New Theoretical Approach to Measure Customer Satisfaction

Lucio Cappelli, Roberta Guglielmetti, Giovanni Mattia, Roberto Merli, Maria Francesca Renzi

93

A Design Science Approach to Development of the IT Capability Maturity Framework (IT CMF)

Marian Carcary

108

Overcoming QCA Method’s Difficulties Thanks to the SC-QCA Protocol

Guillaume Chanson

116

Development of a Project Management Methodology for Use in a University-Industry Collaborative Research Environment

Christina May May Chin, Andrew Spowage and Eng Hwa Yap

125

Research Methodologies and Professional Practice: Considerations and Practicalities

Caroline Cole, Steven Chase, Oliver Couch and Murray Clark

133

The Benefits of Using Expert Interviews in the Development of Research

Helen Cripps

140

Mixed Methods in use; Experiences From Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Stefan Cronholm and Anders Hjalmarsson1

147

Interwoven Quantitative and Qualitative Analytics in Management Research

Msoud Dedashti, Malek Elahi, Roberto Villarroel and Bridget Tang Qian Peng

155

Methodological Aspects of Assessing the Quality and Quantity of Corporate Environmental Reporting

Voicu Dan Dragomir

162

Cross-Cultural Management: Global Knowledge or Local Knowledge?

Jean-Pierre Dupuis

171

Visual Methodologies: Photo-Elicitation in the University Classroom

Stephen Fanning

180

Photos as Mirrors in Sport

Stephen Fanning, Madeleine Ogilvie, Maria Ryan, Kate Mizerski, Martin MacCarthy, and Helen Cripps

189

Pragmatism in a Research Design

Ji Gopal, Suman Bhakri, and Prakash Sharma

198

How Paradigmatic Lens Explain Variations in Drug Adoption Model

Dipanjan Goswami, Gour C Saha, Neera Jain, Anupama Chadha and Abir Goswami

205

The Determinants of Drug Adoption in India: A Study on Antihypertensive Drugs

Dipanjan Goswami, Gour C Saha, Neera Jain and Rubi Khan

214

Exploring the Effects of Identity-Based Trust: A Mediation Analysis

Imran Hameed, Ghulam Ali Arain, Olivier Roques and Jean Marie Peretti

224

The Impact of Cultural Dimensions on the Project Management Triple Constraint Model

Nicole Hargreaves and Lewis Endlar

232

The Viable System Model (VSM) and Qualitative Studies: A Research Perspective to Manage in a World of Complexity

Sandra Hildbrand and Shamim Bodhanya

241

Observing Dispersed Agile Project Processes

Robert Hughes

249

Demystifying the Arduous Doctoral Journey with an Eagle Vision of a Research Proposal in Jiffy

Rahinah Ibrahim

256

The Death of the Aspiration for High Performance Working, Post the Global Credit Crisis - Researching its Meaning in the Workplace

Diane Keeble-Ramsay and Andrew Armitage

264

Deletion, Distortion and Data Collection: The Application of the Neuro-Linguistic Progamming (NLP) Meta-Model in Qualitative Interviews

Jenny Knight

271

Writing Under Cover: Content Analysis of Nigerian 419 eMails

Deborah Knowles

278

The Problems of Teaching Research Methodology in a Middle Eastern Country: The Iranian Experience

Mortaza Kokabi

285

Real Life Learning by Doing and Experiencing: A Research Based Project to Investigate the Effectiveness of an Experiential Learning Model With Event Management Students

David Lamb

291

Conversation Analysis - an Analytic Perspective

Arminda Lopes

301

Conciliating Grounded Theory With Actor-Network Theory to Research Decision-Making Under Uncertainty

Eurico Lopes

311

Researching Australian gun Ownership; Respondents Never lie…or do They?

Martin MacCarthy

320

On the Promotion of the Utilisation of Research Findings by Graduate Students in Management Studies: A South African Perspective

Hendrik Marais, Magdalena Pienaar-Marais and Simon Gathua

328

A Critical Discussion on the Selection of a Data Collection Technique for an Interpretivist Grounded Theory Study: In-Depth Interviews vs. Focus Groups

Jorge Tiago Martins and Miguel Baptista Nunes

339

A Functional Measurement Approach to Cope with the Nonlinearity of Judgments in Marketing Research

Davide Massidda, David Polezzi and Giulio Vidotto

348

Postgraduate Research Methods Teaching and Variations in Undergraduate Background

Elisabeth Michielsens and Peter Urwin

355

A Proposed Mixed Methods Approach to eService Project Appraisals

Abbas Nandwani, Gary Bell and Jon Warwick

367

Replication Logic and Original Contribution to Body of Knowledge: Can the two Ever Meet, or Co-Exist?

Bongani Ngwenya

377

Postgraduate Business Research Methods: Facilitating Learning by Adapting Teaching Strategies to Match Learning Styles

Hester Nienaber

386

Faulty Results by Neglecting Mobile Service Usage Context

Susanne Niklas, Stephan Böhm and Stefan Strohmeier

395

Is There a Causal Relationship Between Construction Activity and the Portuguese Economy? An Econometric Empirical Application

Alcina Nunes, Jorge Lopes and Carlos Balsa

402

Evaluation of Dynamic Participation in Portuguese Active Employment Programmes

Alcina Nunes

411

The Granularity of Scale Response Categories: The use of a 21-Point Scale

Noel Pearse

420

Applying a Social Networking Approach to Solve Problems in Online Survey Research

Oluwarotimi Abayomi Randle

430

SMEs Experience of Collaboration and Their IT Maturity

Karsten Boye Rasmussen and Heiko Thimm

435

Balancing Guidance and Independence in Student Learning of Research Skills

Martin Rich

445

An Integrated Research Process Model: A Conceptualized and Contextualised Methodology for Interrogating Complex Technological Development Issues

Faith Samkange

450

Double Roles: Employer Organization Focused Research

Risto Säntti

459

Project Management Bodies of Knowledge; Conjectures and Refutations

Miles Shepherd and Roger Atkinson

465

Colour Coding: An Alternative to Analyse Empirical Data via Grounded Theory

Bernd Stottok, Martin Bergaus and Andrea Gorra

472

Student Reservation Price: How Much Will Prospective Students pay for Their Undergraduate Degrees?

Matthew Sutherland, Teresa Waring and Nigel Coates

481

Ethics in a Developing Country Context

Nicola Swan and Trevor Long

490

Project Organisation and the ‘Community of Practice’ Theory: Exploring the Connectivity

Jonathan Tanner and Gary Bell

498

An Exploration of Mobility Behaviours Using CHAID Analysis

Kaye Thorn, Kerr Inkson and Stuart Carr

506

Adaptation of the Spiral Model of Software Development to Business and Management Dissertations and Research Projects

Nathalia Tjandra and Geoffrey Darnton

518

Incorporating Design Science Research and Critical Research into an Introductory Business Research Methods Course

John Venable

529

Telephone Requests for Participation and Refusals: Reflections on Gaining Interview Access to Chinese Managers

Catherine Wang and Mark Saunders

537

Communities of Practice as a Vehicle for Research Into Business Improvement Practice

Christine Welch and Tammi Sinha

547

The Use of Case Study Research Methodology and Design in the Study of Information

George Onatu

555

PhD Papers

 

565

Utilising Multiview as Framework: Enabling a Reflection on Software Development Practice

Dave Hagan

567

Characteristics Influencing International Students’ Information Search Behaviour and Satisfaction for a Private Higher Education Institution

Nurlida Ismail, Faridah Hj Hassan and Nooraini Mohamad Sheriff

574

Proposal to Explore the use of new Strategies to Create a Community Based Decision Making Process for Indigenous Peoples.

Gary Marchioro

584

Overcoming Major Changes in a Research Environment: A Study in Qatar’s Civil Service

Nasser Mohammed Al Khalifa and Pat Gray

591

From Aeronautical RCM Engineer to Reluctant Academic: A Reflection From Past to Practice to Praxis

Paul Moxey

598

Potential Technique for Capturing Building Design Tacit Knowledge to Decrease Cost and Time Overruns

Zohreh Pourzolfaghar, Rahinah Ibrahim, Rusli Abdullah and Nor Mariah Adam

605

Rumination to Reflection: The Quest to Re-Visit Entrepreneurial Learning

David Caton Roberts

614

Researching Sustainable Development of the Rural Poor in India

Nicola Swan

621

Using Photo-Elicitation to Explore Place Attachment in a Remote Setting

Joanna Tonge, Susan Moore, Maria Ryan and Lynnath Beckley

629

Guanxi and Networking in Social Network Theory: Culture and its Affect on Attitude

Dauw-Song Zhu, Yi-Kang Chen and Louis White

638

Conceptualizing and Designing a Qualitative Study: Insights From a Doctoral Study on Youth Livelihoods in Botswana

Molefe Coper Joseph

647

Work in Progress Papers

 

657

Methodology for the Construction of a Research Problem on Management Process

Óscar Arias Londoño

659

Toward a Large Dams-Specific Project Management Framework

Omar Bentahar

663

Practical Considerations on Research Methods in Corporate Governance

Ovidiu-Niculae Bordean and Anca Borza

668

An Empirical Investigation of Relevance in Information Systems Research

Dan McAran

672

Methodology for Analysis and Modeling Risk in an Investment Project

José Vásquez Paniagua

676

 

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