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18th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies

Hosted by:Wits Business School,
University of the Witwatersrand,
2 Saint David’s Place, Parktown, 2193,
Johannesburg, South Africa
PO Box 98, Wits, 2050, Johannesburg

20-21 July 2019

Purchase Proceedings

The Electronic Proceedings from ECRM are included in your registration and are available to download for conference participants.  They are also available to purchase in 2 different formats.

  • CD Version - £50 plus Postage  and Packaging
  • Printed Version - £60 plus Postage and Packaging

Purchase Proceedings from previous ECRM Conferences

Joint PhD Winners

The use of Mobile Learning Technologies for the Professional Development of Academics at a University of Technology
Granny Setswe and Maria Madiope, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
The Role of HRM as an Enabler of Creativity: Initial Research Findings
Anastasia Kulichyova, Sandra Moffett and Judith McKnight, Ulster University, Londonderry, UK

Best Poster

Demystifying the Meaning and Role of Conceptual and Theoretical Frameworks in Postgraduate Research Education
Ben Daniel and Navé Wald, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Competition Winners

Joint first place:
It ain’t Over Till it’s Published: Generating a Journal Article from a Thesis or Dissertation
Ruth de Villiers and Annemarie Davis, University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa
Beyond Fiction and Science: Using Stories, Movies, and Games to Teach Qualitative Research
Nair Lakshmi Balachandran, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Runner up:
Using Research Informed Teaching Practices To Strengthen the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Research
Anisa Vahed, Durban University of Technology, South Africa

Conference Executives

Conference Chair: Anthony Stacey, WBS, University of the Witswatersrand

Programme Chair: Prof. Louise Whittaker, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Dan Remenyi, University of the Western Cape
ECRM 2019 Being a successful academic researcher

Dr Jayshina Punwasi, Helen Joseph Hospital, Gauteng
ECRM 2019 Being a Successfully Published Academic Researcher

A message of thanks

We extend our thanks to all participants at the conference, both presenters and attendees and gratefully acknowledge the support of the host the Wits Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa, with the assistance provided by the Conference and Programme chairs and keynote speakers. The stream and mini track chairs are to be applauded for their efforts in ensuring that timekeeping requirements were respected by all participants and the chair and discussants of the PhD Colloquium are thanked for their invaluable contribution to this important part of the conference.

Finally, we value and unreservedly acknowledge the essential role performed by the executive and programme committees in respect of the double blind review process.

We trust that that overall the conference exceeded your expectations; we welcome your feedback.

17th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies

ECRM 2018

Hosted by: The University of Roma TRE,

12-13 July 2018

Winners at ECRM 2019

Joint PhD Winners
Native Narratives: Making Sense of Living in a Different Culture

Anna Kimberley, Lorna Stevens and Alison Rieple, University of Westminster, Haaga-Helia UAS, Finland

Financial Literacy Level in the Czech Republic and Selected European Countries
Josef Nesleha, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Joint Best Poster Winners

Maximum Variation (MV): A Framework for Determining Adequate Sample Sizes in Qualitative Research
Ben K. Daniel, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Cooperative Research in Dual Study Courses
Helmut Döring, Internationale Berufsakademie (IBA), University of Cooperative Education, Germany

Conference Executives

Conference Co-ChairsProfessor Paola Demartini and Prof. Michela Marchiori, Univ Rome TRE, Italy

Programme Co-Chairs: Assc Prof John Dumay, Macquarie University, Australia, Prof Maria Serena Chiucchi, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy and Dr Vicki Baard, Macquarie University, Australia.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. John Dumay, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Getting your Hands Dirty: A Critical Approach to Interventionist Research

Prof. Anna Linda Musacchio Adorisio, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Broadening the Context: Interpretive Lenses for Business Research

Asc. Prof. Paola Maria Torrioni
, University of Turin, Italy
Mixed Method Research: Strategies (and warning) for Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

16th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies

ECRM Dublin, Ireland

Hosted by: Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT),
22-23 June 2017

ECRM 2017 Winners

Joint Best PhD Papers
Evaluating the Impact of Effectuation on new Social Enterprise Ventures in Ireland

Gavan Cleary, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Using Insider Action Research in the Study of Digital Entrepreneurial Processes: A Pragmatic Design Choice
Kisito Futonge, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Best Poster
Why Use a Mixed-Method Research Approach in Business Clusters?
Jamie Meehan, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Competition Winners
Developing Research Designs for Studies into Complex Socio-Technical Systems
Jolien Ubacht, Bertien Broekhansand Bert Enserink, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Conference Executives

Conference Chair: Dr Katrina Lawlor,  Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Programme Chair: Dr Anthony Paul Buckley,  Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Emma BellKeele University

Frank Bannister, Trinity College. Dublin

Professor Cathal MacSwiney Brugha, The Centre for Business Analytics, University College Dublin

ECRM 2016 Kingston, UK

Best PhD Paper:

Investigating Employees’ Attitudes Towards Adopting Green Supply Chain Practices in Indian SMES – Using Qualitative Methods: Literature Review and Research Methodology
Manpreet K Dhillon , Yongmei Bentley and Teslim Bukoye, University of Bedfordshire Business School, Luton, UK

Best Posters: 

Integrating Qualitative Data Collection Methods to Examine Knowledge Management Across Disciplinary Boundaries
Titima Thumbumrung, Anna Cristina Vascincelos and Andrew Cox, University of Sheffield, UK

What is your Influence on Social Media? A Sentiment-Based Model
Wei-Lun Chang, Tamkang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Awards Winner:

Human Resource Reflective Project: Developing Researching Professionals
Paul-Alan Armstrong and Patricia Bryans, University of Sunderland, UK