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Postcolonialism and the politics of qualitative research in international business
Management International Review
  • Gavin Jack, University of Leicester
  • Robert I Westwood, University of Queensland
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This paper offers a re-configuration of international business research by subjecting it to a postcolonial critique. This critique sees international business research as exhibiting continuities with the colonial project in the way it appropriates the Other. Qualitative research in international business often reproduces a neopositivist separation of theory and method, which can marginalize discussion of the important ontological, epistemological and political issues inherent in any research process.
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Jack, G & Westwood, RI 2006, 'Postcolonialism and the politics of qualitative research in international business', Management International Review, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 481-501.