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RDH Public Seminar - Systematic Reviews in the International Journal of Man...
Fri 2 December 2016, 13:00 – 14:00 GMT
The BAM Researcher Development Hub | This event is specially designed for research students and members of staff at the University of Chester's Faculty of Business & Management (BAM).
Eligibility: Open to all researchers and interested parties.
A public research seminar by Prof Ossie Jones University of Liverpool Management School
Ossie is professor entrepreneurship at the University of Liverpool Management School and head of the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEEL). He is a member of the British Academy of Management (BAM) Council and co-editor, with Caroline Gatrell, of the International Journal of Management Reviews. Recent publications have focused on dynamic capabilities and organizational learning in small firms, entrepreneurial learning, networks and networking, bootstrapping/resourcing start-up businesses, and enterprise education.
Conducting a Systematic Literature Review
Carrying out reviews of the literature is a fundamental academic skill. Until recently, the most widely used approach in management and organization studies (MOS) was the ‘traditional narrative review’ based on informal mechanisms for organizing and analyzing the literature. Traditionally, narrative reviews begin with a small number of articles and books, which are then used to identify key authors and other articles related to the particular topic. There is now increasing focus on the nature of evidence-based management and this certainly has implications for reviews of the literature (see Rousseau, 2014). This is particularly relevant in the case of systematic literature reviews, which originated with the medical sciences and was popularized in MOS by Tranfield et al., (2003). The systematic approach has gradually replaced narrative reviews as the most popular technique adopted in IJMR papers. In this session, we will examine a range of different approaches to systematic reviews of the literature.
Rousseau, D. (ed) (2014). The Oxford Handbook of Evidence-Based Management. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Tranfield, D., Denyer, D. and Smart, P. (2003). Towards a methodology for developing evidence-informed management knowledge by means of systematic review. British Journal of Management, 14, pp. 207–222.
- Lunch and networking (20 minutes)
- Research seminar (20 minutes)
- Questions and answers (20 minutes)
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