Studying the practice of apprenticeship through insider interviews

Marc Stierand, Viktor Dörfler

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In this developmental paper we report on our experiences of using ‘insider interviews’ instead of an ethnographic approach when researching the concept of apprenticeship in haute cuisine and science. For this research we interviewed publicly acknowledged representatives of both domains, namely top-chefs and Nobel Laureates. Our previous experience in these domains (author one in haute cuisine and author two in science) provided the basis for a meaningful discussion with our interviewees. Therefore, a joint construction of meaning became possible which is, we believe, the closest we can get to articulating the essence of these knowledge domains.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2014
EventBritish Academy of Management Conference 2014 - Belfast Waterfront, Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Sep 201411 Sep 2014


ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Conference 2014
Abbreviated titleBAM2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
OtherThe role of the business school in supporting economic and social development
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  • master-apprentice relationship
  • creativity
  • phenomenology


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