New Approaches and Methods in IB Research in the 2020s

Bo Nielsen

Bo Nielsen
Copenhague Business School (Denmark)
University of Sidney, Australia

Catherine Welch

Catherine Welch
University of Sidney, Australia

This track esplores´ problematizes and enriches the role that research methodologies play in advancing IB research ‐ and could play in the future. We welcome contributions that: suggest new ways to apply existing methods, or critique the current application of a method (e.g., when a method is used too often, or correcting ‘methodological myths and urban legends’); explore the application of methodologies from other disciplines (e.g., what can we learn from methodologies that are more frequently used in other disciplines or for other research topics, but which also have potential in addressing IB topics); develop an entirely new method (e.g., indigenous research methods); address the contextualisation of research methods for cross‐border, cross‐cultural and cross language contexts.

In all cases, it is important that papers make an argument as to how the specific method(ology) contributes to theoretical development in IB research. All papers should provide powerful examples to illustrate the issues.

Keywords:
methodology; research methods; research design; contextualisation of research methods; applied research methods; qualitative; quantitative; mixed-methods.