Business Research Methods, Chapter 21: Histography and the Past in Business Research Studies

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Question 1:


a) used to make sense of the dynamics of human change over time
b) that focuses on the interactions between socioeconomic relationships, the dominant means of production, and the ideological and political support systems that maintain class privilege
c) that analyzes the relationship between management, thought, and the changing arrangements of production
d) All of the above

Question 2:


a) In order to understand contemporary institutions, it is important to know something of their historic development.
b) It helps to interpret existing organizational structures not as they are determined by laws, but as the result of decisions in past choice opportunities.
c) Historical analysis helps to reduce the ideological biases that are embedded in current trends in organization theory and practice.
d) Historical analysis helps to understand the corporate world.

Question 3:


a) Historiography is the study of a historical method and involves an examination of how history is perceived
b) Historiography is the study of how Karl Marx views influence the corporate world
c) Historiography is the study of the history and how it influences our well-being today
d) None of the above

Question 4:


a) New Institutional Theory seeks to explain the process of institutionalization.
b) New Institutional Theory tries to explain how the process of institutionalization influences organizational structure or behaviour.
c) New Institutional Theory focuses on explaining such things as legitimacy, conformity, and the coherence of behaviour and structure across a range of organizations.
d) All of the above

Question 5:


a) Narrative analysis
b) Structured interviews
c) Critical discourse analysis
d) Critical hermeneutics

Question 6:


a) A written or spoken account of connected events with an underlying time dimension
b) A spoken account of an important event that happened in the past
c) A written account of the researcher’s favourite work of fiction
d) None of the above

Question 7:


a) An approach that stresses the role of language and history in shaping interpretations
b) An approach that clarifies the interpretative conditions in which understanding takes place
c) An approach that recognizes the situated location of interpretation by taking into account the insights that the knower brings to his or her study
d) All of the above

Question 8:


a) The factual approach
b) The narrative approach
c) The archaeo-genealogical approach
d) All of the above

Question 9:


a) Authenticity
b) Credibility
c) Trustworthiness
d) Meaning

Question 10:


a) Virtual output material is not easy to access
b) Virtual output material might not be credible
c) Virtual output material is too time consuming
d) Virtual output material cannot be used in business research