Doing Research in Business and Management

An Introduction to Process and Method

Author: Dan Remenyi,Brian Williams

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761959502

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

View: 6381

This wide-ranging text comprehensively overviews management research and research methodology. The authors take the reader through all the major stages of the research process and introduce the key methods. After highlighting the different contexts and purposes, strategies and tactics, programmes and processes of management research, the authors provide detailed coverage of the relevant research approaches and methods. They discuss the interrelationship of theoretical and empirical research, and how these apply to practice. The implications of using quantitative and qualitative methods are examined, and practical advice is given on the available analysis techniques and software packages.

Qualitative Methods in Management Research

Author: Evert Gummesson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761920144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 4494

In the Second Edition of this bestselling book Evert Gummesson presents a fresh approach to case study research. Stressing the need for involved rather than detached researchers, Gummesson links quality assessment of case study research to current total quality management thinking and proposes the concept of management action science - where the researcher is both actor and student - as the most advanced and rewarding approach to research. The book is written in an easy-to-read personal style and is laden with examples from academic research, real-world practice and management consultancy.

Business research methods

Author: William Emory

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: 9780256018516

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 483

View: 7435

Foundations of research; Research design; Data collection; Analysis and reporting.

Management Research

Author: Mark Easterby-Smith,Richard Thorpe,Paul R Jackson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446260453

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 9296

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Now in its Fourth Edition, this much loved text offers theoretical and philosophical depth without sacrificing what you need to know in practical terms. With an impressive suite of in-text features and online materials, as well as the authors' ability to tackle complex issues in a clear and accessible way, this textbook makes the whole scope of management research methods approachable. Inside you will find painless coverage of the entire research process as well as a critical, thoughtful treatment of important issues like ethics and politics, making this an invaluable companion to any student or researcher who needs to know about business and management research methods. New to the Fourth Edition: - Expanded coverage of mixed methods - Further guidance on choosing a research question and writing a research proposal - More visual material and an improved, full-colour layout The book's companion website has been fully updated to include: - An instructor's manual - Lecture slides - Links to further reading - More full-text articles from SAGE Journals Online - An online glossary - An author podcast Visit the Companion Webiste at www.sagepub.co.uk/easterbysmith

Business Research Methods

Author: Emma Bell,Alan Bryman,Bill Harley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0198809875

Category:

Page: 688

View: 642

Business Research Methods is the complete introduction to doing business research and is an ideal guide for students embarking on a research project. Developed specifically with business and management students in mind, this textbook explores the nature and purpose of business research and the issues it entails, while also providing students with practical advice through "Tips and skills" boxes. In addition to a broad range of relevant examples,the book features a substantial discussion of ethics, and a strong emphasis on the most frequent challenges faced by students, such as choosing a research question, planning a project, and writing it up.Fresh voices and perspectives run throughout this edition. New author, Bill Harley, further internationalizes the book's coverage, based on his expertise in the Australian business and management context. Also hear from Amrit, Jordan, Anna, Ed, and Alex - an additional five students whose personalinsights and advice in the "student experience" feature help you avoid common mistakes, and follow their successful strategies when undertaking your own research project.This edition has been extensively revised, updated, and streamlined. Coverage of E-Research is now woven throughout the entire book to reflect the centrality of internet-based research methods. The book is accompanied by a suite of online resources that include: For students:* Multiple choice questions* Research Project guide * Interviews with students * Data sets * Using Excel in data analysis (in Excel)* Web linksFor lecturers:* Test bank* Discussion questions* PowerPoint slides * Lecturer's guide * Case studies * Figures and plates from the text* VLE cartridge

Doing Research in Business and Management

Author: Mark N. K. Saunders,Philip Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292133522

Category: Business

Page: 280

View: 8992

La 4e de couverture indique : "If you need any help with your research project or dissertation then this fully revised and updated 2nd edition is ideal for you. Doing Research in Business and Management brings research methods to life, covering critical literature review projects, projects using existing data, and those projects where you collect your own data. It explains how to write your research proposal and complete your entire research project.The concise and easy-to-read style combined with clear tables and diagrams makes it highly accessible. 'Definition' boxes explain key terms and'Research in practice' boxes show how research is used in real life, making this the book you need to successfully complete your project.New to the 2nd edition: latest sources of online secondary data, extended discussion of research philosophies and theory development, using observation, and how to reference.Don't forget to visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/saunders for online tutorials on research software, such as SPSS, and where you can search the Internet more efficiently and effectively with our Smarter Online Searching Guide!"

Doing Research in the Real World

Author: David E Gray

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446242353

Category: Reference

Page: 624

View: 4552

This fully revised and expanded edition of Doing Research in the Real World introduces readers to all the essential aspects of the research process and will be an essential guide to any student on a research methods course. David Gray's clear and accessible introduction starts by setting out best approaches to the design of appropriate research tools, and leads the reader in to issues of data collection, analysis and writing up. Practically focused throughout, this book encourages the reader to develop an awareness of the real nature of research, and the many means by which data can be collected, validated and interpreted. Gray's book will help students with the full research process and covers: - How to select appropriate projects and research questions - How to decide on the most effective research design strategies - How to select and use appropriate data and literature sources - How to choose and implement methods of data collection - How to analyse and present data in a coherent and effective manner. This new edition provides five new chapters on: - Research Ethics - Searching, Reviewing and Using the Literature - Research Design using Qualitative Methods - Mixed Methods research designs, - Planning presentations and passing vivas. In addition a wide variety of case studies and activities and new practical 'Top Tips' for the discerning researcher have been incorporated. Written in a lively and accessible way Doing Research in the Real World can be used as a set text on an introductory methods course and can be used as an essential resource for students and researchers completing research projects across the Social Sciences, Education and Business Studies. The book will be accompanied by a companion website, featuring tutor's notes, powerpoint slides, downloadable additional readings and weblinks.

Research Methods for Managers

Author: John Gill,Phil Johnson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761940029

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

View: 572

This new edition helps management students with the methods they need when undertaking their proejct work, be it at first degree, diploma, MBA or doctorate level. The text incorporates feedback from a range of researchers, educators and students, with new examples of management research included.

Research Methods for Business Students

Author: Mark Saunders,Philip Lewis,Adrian Thornhill

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273716860

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 614

View: 8304

Using real-life case studies and written with a student-centred approach, this 5th edition provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to undertake a piece of business research making the best use of IT where appropriate.

Research Methods and Design in Sport Management

Author: Damon P. S. Andrew,Paul Mark Pedersen,Chad D. McEvoy

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 073607385X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 1317

This text explains research design, implementation, analysis and assessment criteria with a focus on specific procedures unique to sport managament.

Doing Research in Fashion and Dress

An Introduction to Qualitative Methods

Author: Yuniya Kawamura

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847885829

Category: Design

Page: 150

View: 3096

Provides readers with a guided introduction to the key qualitative methodological approaches and shows students how 'to do' research by combining theoretical and practical perspectives.

Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management

An Introduction

Author: Sandra van Thiel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113615535X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 7055

Research in public administration and public management has distinctive features that influence the choices and application of research methods. Periods of change and upheaval in the public sector provide ample opportunities and cases for research, but the standard methodologies for researching in the social sciences can be difficult to follow in the complex world of the public sector. In a dynamic political environment, the focus lies on solving social problems whilst also using methodological principles needed for doing scientifically sound research. Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management represents a comprehensive guide to doing and using research in public management and administration. It is impressively succinct but covering a wide variety of research strategies including among others: action research, hypotheses, sampling, case selection, questionnaires, interviewing, desk research, prescription and research ethics. This textbook does not bog the nascent researcher down in the theory but does provide numerous international examples and practical exercises to illuminate the research journey. Sandra Van Thiel guides us through the theory, operationalization and research design process before explaining the tools required to carry-out impactful research. This concise textbook will be core reading for those studying research methods and/or carrying out research on public management and administration.

Business Research Projects

Author: A. D. Jankowicz

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844800827

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 398

View: 7482

Jankowicz's approach is one of practical relevance and pragmatism supported by theory. Most business students will not become business researchers but need to know how to tackle a project.

A Technology for the ‘Base of the Pyramid’

Green biotechnology in the eyes of a scientist, a social researcher, a consumer

Author: Dimitris Drisis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469197162

Category: Social Science

Page: 113

View: 2990

A reader on Plant Biotechnology can see most of the publications rotating and repeating the issues around Food Safety, Regulatory and Public Policy and the role of capital in their support and development. The originality of this work stems from the view that looks Plant Biotechnology in an optimistic manner and through the spectrum of an old social theory where science and public interest coexist in a harmonious way. It is informative on the social role of Agricultural Technology to feed the world, but also provides to scientists and managers in the industry an applied way to solve ethical dilemmas with the introduction of a new technology.

Business: The Key Concepts

Author: Mark Vernon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134526229

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 4925

Here is a practical guide to the essentials of business. This book provides everything you need to know about the key concepts and terms, from accountability to zero-sum game. Everything from management, economics and finance to marketing, organizational behaviour and operations is covered in just the right amount of detail to make things clear and intelligible. Business: The Key Concepts: * is detailed yet approachable * considers new developments in business, notably eBusiness and contemporary business ethics * covers established subjects, taking an international and strategic perspective that balances theory and practice * suggests specific further reading for many concepts and also includes an extensive bibliography. Whether you're already in business and could do with a handy reference guide, or you're a student needing an introduction to the fundamentals, Business: The Key Concepts is the perfect companion.

Surviving Your Dissertation

A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process

Author: Kjell Erik Rudestam,Rae R. Newton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412916790

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 317

View: 5035

Aimed at graduate students, this edition offers readers guidance that other dissertation guides often miss, from ways to improve one's writing, to identifying one's learning preferences, to dealing with emotional blocks.

Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

Author: David E McNabb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131746091X

Category: Political Science

Page: 536

View: 8318

Designed for both students and practitioners, the new edition of this popular text has been thoroughly revised. It incorporates the latest thinking in public administration and nonprofit management. The book integrates both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research, and also provides specific instruction in the use of commonly available statistical software programs such as Excel and SPSS. The book is exceptionally well illustrated, with plentiful exhibits, tables, figures, and exercises.

Business Research Methods

Author: C.William Emory

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780071212847

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4906

Cooper and Schindler’s Business Research Methods, 8e offers students and instructors thorough coverage of business research topics backed by solid theory. The authors are successful marketing research consults and that is evident in the rich and realistic case studies found in the text. Managerial decision making is the underlying theme, topics and applications are presented and organized in a manner that allow students to thoroughly understand business research topics and functions. Consequently, the structure of the text encourages and supports completion of an in-depth business research project during the semester.

Essentials of Business Research

A Guide to Doing Your Research Project

Author: Jonathan Wilson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446293475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 2517

Written specifically for business students, this best-selling, jargon-free textbook highlights each stage of the research process, guiding the reader through actionable steps and explicitly setting out how best to meet a supervisor's expectations. Easy to navigate and full of practical advice, it shows you how to choose a topic and write a proposal, with easy to follow tips and detailed screenshots and diagrams. Key student features include: 'You're the Supervisor' sections - helps students to meet learning objectives 'Common questions and answers' - real-world advice on how to tackle common challenges Examples from different types of international businesses Detailed guidance on software packages such as SPSS Student case studies Annotated further reading Accompanied by a fully integrated companion website designed to support learning. Free to access, it includes author podcasts, guides to online tools, links to downloadable journal articles, examples of completed projects, PowerPoint slides and students' multiple choice questions to test progress. Available on publication: www.uk.sagepub.com/jonathanwilson2e. A must-have title for all business and management students; this is the ideal companion for achieving success in your research project. Lecturers/instructors - request a free digital inspection copy here