ECRM 2017 - Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Research Methods in Business and Management
These proceedings represent the work of researchers participating in the 16th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM 2017) which is being hosted this year by the Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland on 22-23 June 2017.
ECRM is a recognised event on the international research conferences calendar and provides a valuable platform for individuals to present their research findings, display their work in progress and discuss conceptual and empirical advances in the areas of research methodology. It provides an important opportunity for researchers and practitioners to come together to share their experiences of researching in this varied and expanding field.
The conference this year will be opened with a keynote presentation by Professor Emma Bell who will address the topic Methodology-as-Technique and the Meaning of Rigour in Globalised Management Research. Later in the day Dr Frank Bannister will talk about The Philosophy of Explanation. The second day of the conference will be opened by Professor Cathal MacSwiney Brugha, who will address the topic Using Research Methodology to Explain the Rise of the Trump/Brexit Phenomenon, and the Weakness of Modern Governance.
With an initial submission of 130 abstracts, after the double blind, peer-review process there are 45 academic research papers, 11 PhD research papers and 4 work in progress papers published in these conference proceedings. These papers represent truly global research in the field, with contributions from Australia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia Iran, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States of America, Zimbabwe.