Title: How to prepare the researcher for indigenous context: an integrative approach

Authors: Puneet K. Bindlish; Sharda S. Nandram; Rajen Gupta; Ankur Joshi

Addresses: Department of Humanistic Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, BHU, Varanasi, India ' Center for Entrepreneurship and Stewardship, Nyenrode Business University, Straatweg 25, 3621 BG Breukelen, The Netherlands ' Management Development Institute, Sukhrali, Gurugram, India ' Faculty of Management Studies, Banasthali Vidyapith, India

Abstract: Indigenous methodologies refer to ethnography, storytelling and approaches that invite people to understand the local context which is culturally embedded and at the same time part of a global whole. In response to this recommendation, the authors propose a research paradigm that requires a fundamental change in the current configurations and models for organising institutions. It follows the research intention of providing cognitive schemas for a phenomenon through which it can be experienced as having a coherent integrative existence. For such experiences the researcher is the most significant actor and so in the proposed design, researcher preparation is the most important element. This paper focuses on the preparation of the researcher required, including the need for and process of this preparation and the implications for organisational research.

Keywords: researcher preparation; self de-globalisation; research paradigm; integrative research.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICBM.2018.094255

International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, 2018 Vol.17 No.2, pp.221 - 237

Received: 09 Jun 2017
Accepted: 29 Dec 2017

Published online: 23 Aug 2018 *

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