This centre, which is based in the Dundee Business School (DBS) and affiliated to the Graduate School of Abertay University, aims to draw together the skills of DBS in research, practice and outreach, and to extend its compass to research activity across the university, and beyond.
It is known as the Mixed Method Lyceum (MML) or simply ‘Lyceum’: harking back to Aristotle’s Lyceum of 335 BCE, and its three principles of Observation, Collaborative Research and Documentation.
Its focus is methodological, providing as a unifying theme the integrated use of quantitative and qualitative methods in business, according to ‘the mixed method’ espoused by the likes of Jick (1979), Teddlie & Tashakkori (2009), and Cresswell (2014). This is a combined methodology, which (in the context of DBS) embraces techniques across a wide spectrum, including database management, management science, decision making, business analytics, spreadsheet modelling, econometrics, fieldwork methods, experimental methods, surveys, structured/semi-structured/unstructured interviews, case studies, content analysis, and civil discourse.
The principal activities of the MML shall be as follows:
The key strategic aim of the MML is to engage as many members of the DBS as possible in the Centre, as a focus and source of support for their research, outreach, practice and impact. Membership of the Centre is inclusive and diverse. It will be successful if it creates a productive discourse community. Control of the Centre’s business will be under a Board of Directors composed of seasoned academics in research, practice and outreach. External affiliates will play several roles: advising the Board; facilitating network opportunities; and encouraging researchers or practitioners in residence etc.
Cresswell, J W (2014), Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Method Approaches, Sage (4thedn.); Thousand Oaks, CA.
Jick, T D (1979), Mixing qualitative and quantitative methods: triangulation in action, Administrative Science Quarterly, 24(4), 602-611.
Teddlie, C & Tashakkori, A (2009) Foundations of Mixed Method Research: integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches in the social and behavioural sciences, Sage; Thousand Oaks, CA.
7 September 2016
Dr Maria O’Neil
Senior Lecturer in Law
Dundee Business School
Extraterritoriality, Territorial Extension and the “Brussels Effect” of EU law
5 October 2016
Dr Maksim Belitski
Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
Henley Business School
University of Reading
Externalities, R&D spillovers and innovation in the UK: 2002-2012
2 November 2016
Professor Olga Epitropaki (M)
Professor in Management
Durham Business School
University of Durham
Creator vs. Leader: The paradoxical and multi-context nature of creative leadership.
11 January 2017
Dr Alexander Schwob (Lecturer in Marketing)
Dundee Business School
Smartphone chronic gaming consumption and positive coping practice
15 February 2017
Professor Stephen Walker
(Professor of Accounting, Head of Accounting & Finance Group)
University of Edinburgh Business School
Accountants and the Pursuit of the National Interest: A Study of Role Conflict during the First World War
15 March 2017
Professor Alan Morrison
(Professor of Law & Finance)
Said Business School
University of Oxford
Investment-Banking Relationships: 1933-2007
3 May 2017
Professor Tina Kiefer (Professor of Organisational Behaviour)
Warwick Business School
University of Warwick
Re-thinking the Psychological Contract from an Event-Based Approach: The role of Attributions, Emotions and Value-Congruent Outcomes
20 & 21 June 2017
Dr Francisco Rosique (Managing Director of GEDAC ELECTRIC)
Micro-Grids (Smart Grids) & The Economics of Energy Efficiency
5 April 2017
Mr Bibek Bhatta (Accounting, Finance and Economics)
1 March 2017
Dr Eleni Karamali (Business and Management)
Deconstruction for Management in a Nutshell
24 May 2017
Dr Ahmed Abdullah (Accounting, Finance and Economics)
Using Partial least Squares in Business Research
25 January 2017
Dr Michelle Weldon-Johns (Law)
'Work and (Family) Life: The interaction between employment law and (family) life'.
22 February 2017
Mr Silviu Tierean (Business & Management)
Conjoint analysis applied in my own research - Predictors of international supplier selection
22 March 2017
Dr Gonzalo Forgues-Puccio (Accounting, Finance and Economics)
Drug Trafficking and Economic Development
17 May 2017
Ms Jade Kouletakis
Encouraging university-industry collaboration in South Africa through Bayh-Dole legislation: A case for change