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A free half-day online conference including expert panels, breakout discussions, and collective reflections.
04-03-2024 10:00
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The aim of the conference is to build a global community of qualitative scholars in order to advance qualitative methods and develop junior scholars. In recent years qualitative scholarship has experienced a tremendous growth. There are more opportunities than ever for collecting novel and important data and scholars are developing new ways in which to analyze, represent and theorize data. These opportunities have attracted more scholars to our field - some who view themselves as qualitative scholars and others who understand the importance of integrating qualitative and quantitative scholarship. This has spurred the need for us to build an inclusive qualitative community and share knowledge about qualitative scholarship across geographical and generational boundaries.

April 3, 2024

10:00 - 10:05

Introduction to The Qualitative Research Conference

Stine Grodal and Jamie Ladge

10:05 - 10:15

Qualitative Speed Dating

Introduce yourself to four other people in a small group. Rename your handle to your name followed by your email address (e.g. "Stine s.grodal@northeastern.edu") so that you will be able to keep in touch with the people in your group. You can take a screenshot to record people's names.

10:15 - 11:00

Panel Presentations: “The dos and don’ts of mixed methods in qualitative research: Recommendations from the Experts in the Field.” Panelists: Kim Elsbach, Siobhan O’Mahony, Michael Pratt, Aruna Ranganathan

11:00 - 11:20

Small Group Discussions

11:20 - 11:35

Plenary Reflections: Special Guest, Kisha Lashley

11:35 - 11:45

"Coffee Break"

11:45- 12:30

Panel Presentations: “Sharing Best Practices in Qualitative Research: Recommendations from the Experts in the Field.” Panelists: Tima Bansal, Christine Beckman, Lindsey Cameron, Matthew Grimes

12:30 - 12:50

Small Group Discussions

12:50 - 1:00

Closing Remarks

Stine Grodal and Jamie Ladge

OurSpeakers Panelists

Stine Grodal

Stine Grodal - D'Amore-McKim School of Business (northeastern.edu)

Northeastern University

Stine Grodal is Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University D'Amore-McKim School of Business in the department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Her research examines the emergence and evolution of markets and industries. She is especially interested in how firms can shape and exploit the socio-cognitive elements of markets. Her research has received numerous awards including the EGOS Best Paper Award and the TIM Best Paper Award. Grodal is committed to exploring different research methods. She is known for her expertise in qualitative methods including interviews, ethnography and in-depth archival research, which she combines with quantitative analyses and online experiments when appropriate.

Jamie J. Ladge

Jamie J. Ladge - D'Amore-McKim School of Business (northeastern.edu)

D'Amore-McKim School of Business (northeastern.edu)

Jamie Ladge is a Professor and Group Chair of Management and Organizational Development at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. She is primarily known for her research exploring the intersection of work and family, stigmatized social identities, and career equality, gender and diversity issues in organizations. Ladge's core area of research focuses on the psychological and career implications of professionally-employed mothers and fathers. She also researches the diversity challenges and work and family boundaries of those holding stigmatized social identities including pregnant workers and same-sex couples. Her work has been published in several top management and human resources journals including the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Perspectives, Human Resource Management, and Harvard Business Review. She also recently co-authored the book, “Maternal Optimism: Forging Positive Paths through Work and Motherhood” which was published by Oxford University Press.

Tima Bansal

Tima Bansal | Faculty (uwo.ca)

Faculty (uwo.ca)

Pratima (Tima) Bansal is the Canada Research Chair of Business Sustainability at the Ivey Business School (Western University) in London, Canada.  Her research focuses on sustainability issues, with theorizing centering on the dimensions of time, space and scale in business strategy. She has served as an Associate Editor and Deputy Editor at the Academy of Management Journal, handling only qualitative manuscripts.

Christine M. Beckman

Christine M. Beckman | USC Price School

Christine M. Beckman, USC Price School

Christine Beckman is the Price Family Chair in Social Innovation and Professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy.  She is the current Editor at Administrative Science Quarterly and Past Division Chair of the Organization and Management Theory division of the Academy of Management. She previously served on the faculty at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine.  At Maryland, she was the Academic Director for the Center for Social Value Creation, diversity officer, and facilitated a peer network for junior faculty women. At UC Irvine, she was a Chancellor’s Fellow from 2008-2011 and Faculty Director of the Don Beall Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She was the 2006 Western Academy of Management Ascendent Scholar.

Lindsey Camerson

Lindsey Cameron – Management Department (upenn.edu)

Lindsey Cameron – Management Department (upenn.edu)

Lindsey D. Cameron is an assistant professor of management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and holds an appointment in the sociology department. She is a fellow (member) at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Princeton and a Faculty Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society for the 2023- 2024 academic year. She is a former faculty fellow at the Data and Society Research Institute. Her research focuses on how algorithmic management is changing the modern workplace, with an emphasis on the gig economy. Professor Cameron has an on-going, seven-year ethnography of the largest sector of the gig economy, the ride-hailing industry, examining how algorithms management changes managerial control. She recently completed a study on how the COVID-19 pandemic affected workers on various gig platforms (TaskRabbit, Instacart, AmazonFlex, Uber, Lyft, DoorDash). She is currently working on a project on how the gig economy’s business model adapts in the Global South, with a focus on the implications for management and workers.

Kimberly Elsbach

Kimberly Elsbach | UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Kimberly Elsbach ,UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Kimberly D. Elsbach is Professor Emerita at the Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis. She is also a Fellow of the Academy of Management, International Research Fellow at the Center for Corporate Reputation, Oxford University and co-founder of the Davis Conference on Qualitative Research. Kim's research focuses on perception – specifically how people perceive each other and their organizations. She has studied these perceptual processes in variety of contexts ranging from the California cattle industry, and the National Rifle Association, to Hollywood screenwriters and NASCAR fans. Some of her recent work examines how crying at work affects perceptions of professional women at work and how self-perceptions influence one’s willingness to take ideas in creative collaborations

Matthew Grimes

Matthew Grimes - Cambridge Judge Business School

Matthew Grimes, Cambridge Judge Business School

Matthew Grimes is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Futures at the Judge Business School. Matthew's research interests include entrepreneurship and sustainable development. He examines how individuals and organizations create, introduce, and sustain positive social change by way of entrepreneurship by studying both the contextual and individual factors that contribute to innovation and the governance of innovation. He is a member of the Organisational Theory and Information Systems subject group at Cambridge Judge Business School, Academic Co-Director of the Cambridge Judge Entrepreneurship Centre, and current Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Journal. Prior to obtaining his PhD, Professor Grimes was an Associate Director for Research at CEB (now Gartner) in Washington DC, London and New Delhi.

Kisha Lashley

Kisha Lashley (virginia.edu)

Kisha Lashley, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia

Kisha Lashley is the Frank S. Kaulback Associate Professor of Commerce at the McIntire School of Commerce and a Shannon Fellow at the University of Virginia. Professor Lashley is a field researcher who studies contentious practices within organizations and industries. Her research focuses on the dynamics of organizational social evaluations, encompassing areas such as stigma, reputation, and status to understand how organizations and their stakeholders negotiate shared meanings over time. Further, she is keenly interested in how organizations construct and revise their histories. Professor Lashley’s research has examined diverse industries, including healthcare, the cannabis industry, and payday lending.  

Siobhan O’mahony

Siobhan O’mahony | Questrom School of Business

Siobhan O’mahony, Questrom School of Business

Siobhan O’Mahony is the Feld Family Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Management and Organization Department at Boston University Questrom School of Business. She is also an Associate Editor at Administrative Science Quarterly. Siobhan studies how creative or technical experts produce collaborative outcomes without the support or resources provided by traditional organizations. She has examined how entrepreneurs, product development teams, high technology contractors, open source programmers, music producers, scientists and engineers and activists achieve collective innovation, creativity or growth goals. Siobhan received her Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, an M.P.A from the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs, and a B.S. in Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell University.

Michael Pratt

Michael Pratt - Carroll School of Management - Boston College (bc.edu)

Michael Pratt, Carroll School of Management - Boston College (bc.edu)

Michael G. Pratt is the O’Connor Family Professor at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. Mike’s research is problem-centered and process-oriented; and explores how individuals connect with the work that they do, as well as with the organizations, professions, occupations, and other collectives in which they find themselves. Methodologically, most of his research is qualitative, drawing primarily on ethnography and grounded theory. Mike served as the inaugural associate editor for qualitative research at the Academy of Management Journal (2007-2010); and played a similar (though not inaugural) role at the Administrative Science Quarterly (2013-2024) where he is currently an outgoing associate editor.  He has written on various qualitative methods topics including crafting research questions, making observations, coding and analyzing data, methodological bricolage, and publishing qualitative research in top-tier journals. He has also written on the myths and misconceptions researchers often have about qualitative methods. Mike is an Academy of Management Fellow and former recipient of the Managerial and Organizational Cognition Distinguished Scholar Award.

Aruna Ranganathan

Aruna Ranganathan - Berkeley Haas

Berkeley Haas>Aruna Ranganathan, Berkeley Hass School of Business

Aruna Ranganathan is an Associate Professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Her research combines multiple methods to understand what the future of work holds, the ways in which remote work exacerbates or alleviates pre-existing workplace inequalities, and how workers seek meaning in this new world of work.

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