The Qualitative Case Study in Business and Management Research with Prof. Rebecca Piekkari

Date(s) - 16/05/2018 - 17/05/2018 All Day

Leeds University Business School

Doctoral Students, Early Career Researchers

Course objectives

  • To provide advanced training to later stage PhD students and early career researchers regarding the diversity of ways of conducting case research in Business and Management Disciplines;
  • To identify and discuss how ontological and epistemological assumptions affect views about quality criteria and research design of qualitative case study research;
  • To develop skills on how to conduct research in cross-cultural and multi-lingual case study settings;
  • To develop research and writing skills for case study researchers aiming at top tier business and management academic journals;
  • To provide training on how to deal with reviewer comments in top tier business and management academic journals;
  • To establish a network of qualitative case study researchers that will share best case study practices.

Rebecca Piekkari is Professor of International Business at Aalto University School of Business, Finland. She is an expert in qualitative research methods in International Business and has co-edited (with Catherine Welch) two volumes, namely Rethinking the Case Study in International Business and Management Research and Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods for International Business. Her other research interests focus on language issues in international business, organizational architecture and design, control and coordination mechanisms in multinational corporations. She has published in various academic journals including the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Industrial Marketing Management, International Business Review, International Journal of Management Reviews and Organizational Research Methods


Day 1

The qualitative case study in business and management research


Registration and refreshments


Defining Case Study Research

The Case Study under Different Paradigmatic Lenses




Quality Criteria in Case Study Research

Case Study Research in Cross-Cultural Settings




Preparing and Writing Case Study Research for Top Tier Academic Journals Conclusion and Reflection of the Workshop

Day 2

Writing and publishing qualitative case-based research


Registration and refreshments


Dealing with Reviewer Comments


Lunch and close