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Qualitative Research Methods for Understanding Business and Human Development in a Network Society
Public Systems Group
Prof. Navdeep Mathur
Course Description & Objectives
Description and Objectives:
This course provides an introduction to designing projects that research the relationship between human development and business in a context where business organizations play an important role in shaping the public sphere through societal networks and associations. The qualitative methods framework is used as it opens up critical questions regarding taken for granted assumptions about the proper role of big actors like markets, states and civil society. These methods are explicitly concerned with how meanings are produced by actors in different situations through their interactions with each other as a basis of making decisions. This course also encourages students to explore the uses of qualitative methods as have been widely practiced in organizational studies and management, human relations in organizations and society, and future scenarios in a knowledge-network society.
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