Publications

Journal articles

Nair L.B. (Forthcoming). Prendiamoci cura! Una chiamata in favore delle care relationships per contrastare la shecession in periodo di pandemia. Prospettive in Organizzazione.

Nair L.B. (2021). To discard or to ado(a)pt? Looking at qualitative research templates through the lens of organizational routines, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 16 (2): 409-423. DOI: 10.1108/QROM-09-2020-2021.

Gibbert M., Nair L.B., Weiss M., Hoegl M. (2021).Using outliers for theory building, Organizational Research Methods, 24 (1): 172-181. DOI: 10.1177/1094428119898877.

Nizet J., Fatien Diochon P., Nair  L.B. (2021). When commitments conflict: Making ethical decisions like a funambulist, M@n@gement, 24 (1): 44-58. DOI:10.37725/mgmt.v24i1.4497.

Nair L.B. (2020). From ‘whodunnit’ to ‘how’: Detective stories and auditability in qualitative business ethics research, Journal of Business Ethics. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-020-04479-4.

Van Grootel L., Nair L.B., Klugkist I., Van Wesel, F. (2020). Quantitizing findings from qualitative studies for integration in mixed methods reviewing, Research Synthesis Methods. DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1403.

Hoorani B.H., Nair L.B., Gibbert M. (2019). Designing for impact: The effect of rigor and case study design on citations of qualitative case studies in managementScientometrics, 121 (1): 285-306.

Nair L.B., Fatien Diochon P., Lassu R.A., Tilleman S.G. (2018). Let’s perform and paint! The role of creative mediums in enhancing management research representation, Journal of Management Inquiry, 27 (3): 301-308.

Nair L.B., Gibbert M. (2016). Analyzing inconsistent cases in management fsQCA studies: A methodological manifesto, Journal of Business Research, 69 (4): 1464-1470.

Nair L.B., Gibbert M. (2016). What makes a ‘good’ title and (how) does it matter for citations? A review and general model of article title attributes in management science, Scientometrics, 107 (3): 1331-1359.

Books

Nair L.B., Gibbert M, Hoorani B.H. (In Press). Combining case study designs for theory building: A new sourcebook for rigorous social science researchers. Cambridge University Press. Online ISBN: 9781009023283.

Nair L.B. (In Press). Qualitative research for organizational scholars: Reflections on the state-of-the-art. Nova Science Publishers. 

Nair L.B. (Ed.) (In Press). Business Ethics. SAGE Business Foundations. SAGE Publications, Inc. [DOI Forthcoming].

Valikangas L., Gibbert M., with Nair L.B., Paukku M., Peixoto I. (2015). Strategic Innovation. The definitive guide to outlier strategies. Pearson-Financial Times Press. ISBN-10: 0133989445, ISBN-13: 978-0133989441.

Self-authored chapters in the book (total number: 10)

  • Biocurious: The curious case of crowd-sourced science, 124-131.
  • Gengo: Winning in translation through crowdsourcing, 140-148.
  • Kaggle: Getting quant brains to play data games, 158-170.
  • Organovo: Leaving 3D bioprints for others to follow, 198-205.
  • Outliers from a theoretical and methodological perspective, 17-30.
  • Robin Hood: The merry adventures of an asset management cooperative, 217-223.
  • Scoopshot: Pulling the scoop on the trendy photo crowdsourcing platform, 69-76.
  • Spire: Launching crowdfunding beyond earth, 189-198.
  • Taskrabbit: Hop online and pull a rabbit out of your service network, 131-140.
  • ZenRobotics: Riveting robots to reduce and recycle, 124-131.

Book chapters (peer reviewed)

Nair L.B. (2022). The power of many: Teaching qualitative management research through peer group reviews. In Innovation in the Teaching of Research Methodology Excellence Awards: An Anthology of Case Histories 2022 (pp. 13-22). United Kingdom: Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-914587-34-4 (PDF), ISBN: 978-1-914587-35-1 (Printed book).

Nair L.B. (2020). COVID-19 and qualitative social media data collection. In The University of the Future – Response to COVID 19 (pp. 85-92). United Kingdom: Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-912764-65-5.

Nair L.B. (2019). “Just like in the movies”: Popular media and ethical business schools of the future. In The University of the Future (pp. 141-150). United Kingdom: Academic Publishing. ISBN-10: 1912764512, ISBN-13: 978-1912764518.

Nair L.B. (2019). Beyond fiction and science: Using stories, movies, and games to teach qualitative research. In Innovation in the Teaching of Research Methodology Excellence Awards: An Anthology of Case Histories 2019 (pp. 15-26). United Kingdom: Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-912764-26-6.

Case studies (peer reviewed)

Nair L.B. (2022). The good, the bad, and the grey: Qualitative management research and ethical data collection from social media communities, LUISS Teaching Cases. ISBN: 978-88-6105-798-2.

Nair L.B. (2020).“Mischief unmanaged”: Approaching ethics in qualitative business and management research with Harry Potter, Sage Business Cases. 2020, 10.4135/9781526499530. ISBN: 9781526499530.

Nair L.B. (2020). What is Her Story?: Investigating sexual harassment in the modern workplace, SAGE Business Cases. 2020, 10.4135/9781529702408. ISBN: 9781529702408.

Nair L.B. (2018). Appraising scholarly impact using Directed Qualitative Content Analysis: A study of article title attributes in management research, SAGE Research Methods Cases, 10.4135/9781526444141. ISBN: 9781526444141.

Conference proceedings

Weiss M., Nair L.B., Gibbert M., & Koepplin H. (2015). What passes as a transparent field study in management?, Academy of Management Proceedings, 2015 (1): 10236. ISSN (print): 0065-0668, ISSN (online): 2151-6561.

Other journal publications

Nair L.B. (2018). (Is there a) middle ground?.  In A. Consterdine, Research Engagement in 55 Words (Flash Fiction): Metamorphosis. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 15 (270). Doi: 10.1080/14780887.2018.1462602.

Nair L.B. (2018). No downside. In A. Consterdine, Research Engagement in 55 Words (Flash Fiction): Metamorphosis. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 15 (270). Doi: 10.1080/14780887.2018.1462602.

Nair L.B. (2018). The ethnographer. In A. Consterdine, Research Engagement in 55 Words (Flash Fiction): Metamorphosis. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 15 (271). Doi: 10.1080/14780887.2018.1462602.

Nair L.B. (2017). Conference Report: Scientific Integrity in Qualitative Research (SCIQUAL) Seminar 2017, Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 19 (1): Art. 9.

Other academic publications

Nair L.B. (2018). “Interdisciplinary, like everyone else.” But are you being interdisciplinary for the wrong reasons? LSE Impact Blog, 08 November 2018.

Interviews & press coverage 

(University of Cape Town 2021) How to build the university of the future

(Times Higher Education 2020) Is interdisciplinary research really the best way to tackle global challenges?