Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Improving the Odds of Publishing Inductive Qualitative Research in Premier Academic Journals
INSEAD Working Paper 2012/12/ST

The objective of this commentary is to explore the challenges scholars face in developing qualitative work to the standards required for publication in top international journals.  Over the last decade, qualitative research has achieved increased acceptance in the academic community (Bansal & Corley, 2011) because research on impact has found that although published qualitative studies represent a relatively small proportion in premier journals, they account for a “disproportionate” portion of works considered by the general community of scholars as the most interesting (Bartunek, Rynes, & Ireland, 2006).