The 36th Semi-monthly Seminar sponsored by Department of Human Resource Management in our school will be held on June 13th (Friday).
Doing Qualitative Research - why, which, what, how, where, who and when - with an emphasis on processual and historical approaches.
Peter Sheldon (University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia)
The presenter will begin the workshop through a general introduction to qualitative research, its various purposes, forms and methods. This will include a brief discussion of developments, including the growing success of qualitative research approaches that seek types of rigor preferred by quantitative researchers; and the use of qualitative research in mixed method research designs. The workshop will then open to discussion of processual research. This is an increasingly used and useful form of qualitative research design in organizational studies. Participants are encouraged to read a number of articles on that topic indicated by the presenter to allow an open and well-informed discussion. Part of this discussion will also focus, critically, on one of the presenter's own recent articles that use a processual design and qualitative methods. The presenter will also discuss qualitative research and business and management history, an approach that is also re-gaining prominence in management studies. He will use another one of his (jointly authored) papers as an example.
Time: 14:00-17:00pm, Friday, June 13,2014
Location: Room 119, Qiushi Building
Work Language: English
Moderator: Assistant Professor Luo Nanfeng (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for reading materials about the seminar)
Peter Sheldon is an Associate Professor in the School of Management at UNSW, Sydney Australia. His original degree was in economics and industrial relations, and his PhD in history. He has lived and worked in Italy and was a postdoctoral fellow in Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, where he also introduced a course on international comparative migration studies.
Sheldon has taught a wide range of courses, as diverse as business communication, comparative international industrial relations, labor economics, occupational health and safety, organizational behavior, international HRM and negotiation skills. All these experiences have informed his research interests and approaches to doing research. Moreover, he has had the pleasure of supervising PhD students from a number of countries and this too has widened his research interests, most recently to researching on China, Korea and Singapore.
Peter Sheldon’s main research interests focus on understanding particular phenomena – mostly related to work, organizations and labor market institutions – through international comparison and through historical analysis. That is, much of his work deals strongly with the dimensions of location and time. For Sheldon, the aims of this work are to understand and explain phenomena for their own sake but also, wherever possible, to indicate the implications of these research findings for public and organizational policy.
More particularly, he is a leading scholar on Australian employer associations and has also published on employer associations in Sweden, Italy, China, Korea and Singapore. His work on China (mostly with his former PhD student Li, Yiqiong), has introduced a local labor market approach to the study of HRM in China – and more generally. It appears in the Journal of World Business, International Journal of Human Resource Management and Journal of Vocational Education and Training as well as in Peter Sheldon, Sunghoon Kim, Yiqiong Li and Malcolm Warner (eds) (2011), China’s Changing Workplace: Dynamism, diversity and disparity, Routledge, London.
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