Quotation Miko-Schefzig, Katharina, Learmonth, Mark Learmonth, McMurray, Robert, Humphreys, Michael. 2018. Prospects for the Social Science Film in CMS. Academy of Management Proceedings. 2018 (1)




Researching visual culture has become very popular among social scientists in recent years. However, this paper aims to explore one of the less frequently discussed aspects of this visual turn: the possibilities for research being produced and communicated via film (and not through text) within critical organizational research. We seek to contribute to a new theoretical foundation for the communication of research findings via film, while also offering one of our own productions of a social science film as an illustrative case study. For many researchers, especially in broadly qualitative and ethnographic work, the distinction between ‘doing research’ and ‘making films’ is increasingly blurred. We argue, therefore, that it is now time to reconsider how organization studies can incorporate social science films into the discipline as forms of research in their own right. Thus we advocate social science films sharing a similar status to the journal paper in terms of data, method, results and publication.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Academy of Management Proceedings
Language English
Title Prospects for the Social Science Film in CMS
Volume 2018
Number 1
Year 2018
Reviewed? Y
URL https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2018.10641abstract
DOI https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2018.10641abstract
Open Access N


Miko-Schefzig, Katharina (Details)
Humphreys, Michael (Durham University, United Kingdom)
Learmonth, Mark Learmonth (University of Durhan, United Kingdom)
McMurray, Robert (York University, United Kingdom)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5402 General sociology (Details)
5405 Empirical social research (Details)
5413 Sociological methods (Details)
5430 Sociology of law (Details)
5433 Gender studies (Details)
6525 Urban history (Details)
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