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A manifesto for ‘slow’ comparative research on work and employment

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posted on 11.04.2019, 11:10 by P Almond, H Connolly
We offer a defence of, and framework for, comparative research in industrial and employment relations, based on a long-term engagement with the social contexts under study. We locate ‘slow’ research strategies in relation to predominant approaches and establish a number of basic precepts of slow comparativism as a practical methodological approach. We aim to provoke a discussion among those conducting comparative research on work and employment about how truth claims are generated. We also seek a basis by which those conducting slower forms of comparativism, through what we term ‘implicit ethnographies’, can find better ways of developing and defending their modes of research within an often hostile academic political economy.

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The arguments presented here are based on reflections from research funded by the ESRC (RES-062-23-1886 and ES/N007883/1) and British Academy (MD160030).

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Citation

European Journal of Industrial Relations, 2019, pp. 1-16

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Business

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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European Journal of Industrial Relations

Publisher

SAGE Publications

issn

0959-6801

eissn

1461-7129

Acceptance date

21/12/2018

Copyright date

2019

Available date

11/04/2019

Publisher version

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0959680119834164

Language

en

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