Posted on 02/12/2013
Professor Gillian Symon, School of Management, RHUL and Dr Katrina Pritchard, Birkbeck University of London will host a British Academy of Management-sponsored seminar event on Monday 16 December 2013 entitled “Researching Work and Organization On-Line”.
Increased use of the Internet, social media and other virtual sites for discussing and accomplishing work and organization raises both new possibilities and new challenges for conducting organizational research. It gives us the opportunity to view work in a different way, to access the previously inaccessible and to gain insight into virtual organization through the utilisation of on-line research methods. Such advances in our research practices in this way have significant implications for how we understand and manage work and contemporary organizations.
The seminar will include a range of speakers discussing methodological issues associated with internet ethnography (Christine Hine, Surrey), ‘capturing’ Web 2.0 interactions (Katrina Pritchard, Birkbeck and Rebecca Whiting, Open University) exploring issues around researching ‘hidden’ internet use at work (James Richards, Herriot Watt) and the experiences of a virtual creativity greenhouse (Holger Schnadelbach, Nottingham and Paula Bailey, ESPRC).
The BAM Research Methods workshop will provide the opportunity to hear researchers discuss their own specific experiences of on-line research, revealing both their successes and the issues that arise. Professor Symon will lead a discussion on the emergent issues at the end of the day.
More details and a registration form for the event can be found here.