Breaking the silence about exiting fieldwork: A relational approach and its implications for theorizing

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dc.contributor.author Michailova, Snejina en
dc.contributor.author Piekkari, R en
dc.contributor.author Plakoyiannaki, E en
dc.contributor.author Ritvala, T en
dc.contributor.author Mihailova, I en
dc.contributor.author Salmi, A en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-07T01:59:59Z en
dc.date.issued 2014 en
dc.identifier.citation Academy of Management Review, 2014, 39 (2), pp. 138 - 161 en
dc.identifier.issn 0363-7425 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/22666 en
dc.description.abstract It is surprising that, to date, a discussion of exiting fieldwork is absent from the management and organization literature—an absence we believe is unjustified. We argue that analyzing exit from fieldwork is important for theorizing. We combine two streams of research—ethnography in the broader social sciences and business marketing on dissolving relationships—to propose a relational framework for conceptualizing and analyzing exit. The framework represents a first attempt to examine exiting in a systematic and nuanced manner, with the objective of understanding why and how breaking the silence about exiting fieldwork may advance theorizing. We develop a typology of four exit types leading to four different approaches to theorizing. We suggest that exit may bring about a new beginning in theorizing rather than closure and that it is not only high-quality relationships in the field but also those that are disruptive that may lead to interesting theorizing. en
dc.publisher Academy of Management Briarcliff Manor, NY en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Academy of Management Review en
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dc.title Breaking the silence about exiting fieldwork: A relational approach and its implications for theorizing en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.5465/amr.2011.0403 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 138 en
pubs.volume 39 en
pubs.end-page 161 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 429435 en
pubs.org-id Business and Economics en
pubs.org-id Management & Intl Business en
dc.identifier.eissn 1930-3807 en
pubs.number 2 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-05-02 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2014-04-10 en


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