A Methodological Journey Through Ethnography
Seuwandhi B. Ranasinghe
University of Colombo, LK
About Seuwandhi B.
Department of Management and Organization Studies
Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, UK
Reflecting on my commitment to an ethnographic study, this paper argues that an employment of ethnographic methods in a management control study can enable the marginalised to be heard and shared against postcolonial-patriarchal controls. It illustrates how my pre-fieldwork exposure shaped an in-fieldwork engagement into a post-fieldwork reflection until I realised my theoretical contribution: a management control perspective on the marginalised voices of female participants. The message here is that only such close engagements can unpack a multivocality of the researched, which positivistic research methods cannot achieve.
12 Dec 2016.