The sequential or parallel application of a number of complementary methods offers researchers the potential of a holistic perspective to analyse and interpret a phenomenon. In this paper, we report on our multimethodological investigation into the knowledge sharing practices of Eastwei, a medium sized firm providing professional services in China, guided by an overarching action research framework. We introduce the research context, explain the selection of methods, and describe our experiences in their application. We then reflect on the integration of complementary research methods and epistemologies in this research project, as well as the potential for similar integrations in future research as we assess the contributions of the research. Finally, we summarise the lessons learned and conclude the paper
Davison, Robert M.; Ou, Carol X.J.; Li, Maggie Y.; Martinsons, Maris G,; and Bjorksten, Johan, "The Multimethodological Investigation of Knowledge Sharing Practices in Eastwei" (2008). ICIS 2008 Proceedings. Paper 166.