Ethnographic Methodology: Experiences from Fieldwork Among Vulnerable Informants

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The empirical foundation for this case is 2 years of fieldwork among vulnerable employees in three business social enterprises in Denmark. A business social enterprise has an emphasis on the inclusion of vulnerable employees, with a significant participatory dimension. In addition, any profit is reinvested in the enterprise for these purposes. The research has provided a framework for understanding how vulnerable employees reflect and navigate their day-to-day experiences, specifically in relation to the local municipality. The case discusses themes of how fieldwork requires being able to improvise and conform to practicalities in the field.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSAGE Publications
ISBN (Print)9781526419637
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2017
SeriesSAGE Research Methods Cases


  • qualitative methods
  • Social enterprise
  • vulnerability

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