Using case studies in finance research

Stoner, G. and Holland, J. (2004) Using case studies in finance research. In: Humphrey, C. and Lee, B. (eds.) The Real Life Guide to Accounting Research: A Behind-the-Scenes View of Using Qualitative Research Methods. Elsevier: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 37-56. ISBN 9780080439723 (doi:10.1016/B978-008043972-3/50005-0)

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The chapter discusses case studies in finance research, and explains how qualitative case research can make an important contribution to finance and accounting research. The methodologies to conduct two related research projects and the reasons for them to be used are also described in the chapter. The problems while investigating a set of issues arising at the boundary between companies and their suppliers of capital are enumerated in the chapter Interview data from contacts within various companies and financial institutions are gathered to develop insights into particular issues. The chapter discusses how a number of social and professional barriers were overcome for the use of grounded theory and other qualitative research methods in finance.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Holland, Professor John and Stoner, Professor Greg
Authors: Stoner, G., and Holland, J.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Accounting and Finance

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