Usability of Eisenhardt’s Process in the Emerging Economy of Zimbabwe

Madzivire, Alex B. (2010) Usability of Eisenhardt’s Process in the Emerging Economy of Zimbabwe.

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Abstract

This article is a derivative of the author's doctoral thesis at the University of South Africa’s (UNISA) School of Business Leadership (SBL) from 2001 to 2003. The electronic version of the thesis is available on the Unisa Institutional Repository.,My intensive literature search on the application of Eisenhardt’s (1989) eight steps of building theory from case study research revealed that no-one had tried out the process in Africa. Further evidence suggested that Eisenhardt has been popularising her own process. The challenge in my study was to test-through-use the process in the Zimbabwean context. From my experience documented below, I assert that Eisenhardt’s process is usable in the further study of transformation in Zimbabwe. I strongly suggest and encourage researchers interested in qualitative research methodologies, particularly ‘grounded theory’, to use it in Zimbabwe, other African contexts and, generally, in emerging economies outside Africa

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: change theory,Eisenhardt,grounded theory
Divisions: Universities > State Universities > University of Zimbabwe
Depositing User: Mr. Edmore Sibanda
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2015 01:30
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 01:30
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/945

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