The strolling study: psychogeography for organisational researchers

Knowles, Deborah (2008) The strolling study: psychogeography for organisational researchers. In: British Academy of Management Conference 2008, 9 - 11 Sep 2008, Majestic Hotel, Harrogate. (Unpublished)

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This paper sets out a claim for organisational research employing a psychogeographic approach. The central London street of Marylebone Lane is used as an example of a location where organisations may be studied using psychogeographic methods. Important aspects of research practice – ethics, access, anonymity of participants, are compared with methods used in psychogeography. A great concern about psychogeography is that it is a male preserve. This issue is explored alongside researcher safety and the use of feminist perspective research methods is also introduced. The paper concludes with the view that psychogeography would offer a great deal to organisational research with the caveats it is not appropriate for premises that are closed to the public and that as a woman researcher one should be responsible with regard to personal safety.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: University of Westminster > Westminster Business School
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2009 13:35
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2011 10:02

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