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

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

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 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 Broekhans and 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


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 Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Dublin, Ireland, 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.

Methodology-as-Technique and the meaning of rigour in globalised management research. 

Presented by Emma Bell, Keele University, UK

Using Research Methodology to explain the rise of the Trump/Brexit Phenomenon, and the weakness of modern governance.

Presented by Cathal BrughaUniversity College, Dublin, Ireland

The Philosophy of Explanation.

Presented by Frank Bannister, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

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

ECRM 2015, Valletta, Malta

Best PhD Paper
The Work Identity of Virtual Workers: A Phenomenological Exploration and Virtual Research Design
Nienaber and Antoni Barnard, UNISA, South Africa

PhD Runner Up

The Repertory Grid technique as a Method for Eliciting Tacit Knowledge
Gottfried Catania and Raymond Randall, University of Malta, Malta

Best Posters

Reviewing the Literature Using the Thematic Analysis Grid
Deborah Anderson, Rebecca Lees and Barry Avery, Kingston University, UK

Improving Learning Through Engagement: Students as Collaborators in Assessment
Daniel Russell and Barry Avery,Kingston University, UK

How Brilliant are We? Reflections on Using Appreciative Action Research in HE
Lois Farquharson, Bethan Collins, Susanne Clarke,  and Anita Diaz, Bournemouth University, UK