Written for the researcher who wants to inquire into organizational life in a creative way, this innovative book will equip readers with the tools to gather and analyze data using stories, poetry, art and theatre. Ideas are substantiated by reference to appropriate theory and throughout the reader is encouraged to reflect critically on the approach they have chosen and to be alert to ethical issues. Revealing case studies show how the research approaches covered in the book work in practice. Challenging readers to reassess what is possible when conducting research, Creative Methods in Organizational Research will enrich the research experiences of post graduates in the fields of organization studies, management and management education.

Drawings and Art

Drawings and Art


  • The power of drawings and art as a research method
  • Underlying principles and theory
  • Visual sociology and semiotics
  • How to use drawings and art in organizational research
  • Working with the data
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion questions
  • Further reading

The drawing in Figure 4.1 was one of 86 generated in a research programme ...

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