The work of Agnes Heller as a philosphical justification for non-positivist qualitative methods in business research

Robert Macklin

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    Abstract

    In this paper the work of the social and moral philosopher Agnes Heller is used to articulate and justify qualitative approaches to business research that reject positivist or post-positivist research methods.A description of Heller's arguments about the nature of social research are first described. The implications for research that can be drawn from her work and its resonance with some 'qualitative' research literature are then identified. Finally, in addition to providing, in the form of quidelines, a summary of the implications of Heller's approach for business research, the centrality of ethics to the conduct of qualitative research is discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication4th European conference on research methods in business and management
    EditorsD Remenyi , A. Brown
    Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
    PublisherAcademic Conferences Limited
    Pages295-302
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)0954709683
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventEuropean conference on research methods in business and management - Paris, France, France
    Duration: 21 Apr 200522 Apr 2005

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean conference on research methods in business and management
    CountryFrance
    Period21/04/0522/04/05

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