Doing Research in Business and Management

An Introduction to Process and Method

Author: Dan Remenyi,Brian Williams,Arthur Money,Ethné Swartz

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473914043

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 3654

'[T]here is, as with all the chapters, an excellent set of suggested further reading...' - Management Learning `Postgraduate students should find this a useful book, since it focuses on issues specific to their requirements. The philosophical underpinnings, methodology and practicalities of research are all discussed within the context of postgraduate research' - International Small Business Journal 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.

Management Research

An Introduction

Author: Mark Easterby-Smith,Richard Thorpe,Andy Lowe

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761972853

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 3238

Praise for the First Edition: `I will be recommending the book to graduate researchers at master's and doctoral level. It is a book which deserves to succeed for its honesty, clarity, and common sense' - Leadership and Organizational Development Journal 'An accessible relaxed style enables the authors to deal with issues that are intellectually demanding and at times controversial, encouraging the researcher to develop a self-reflexive capacity to manage research as both personal and public learning' - Management Education and Development Journal This Second Edition of the best-selling Management Research has been completely rewritten to include new kinds of problems being encountered in management research, and to incorporate the substantial methodological developments that have taken place over the last 10 years. The book draws together the main threads of both quantitative and qualitative management research and provides a bridge between theoretical and practical issues. This popular and essential introduction to the subject of management research enables students to tackle complex issues in an accessible way, offering a definite statement of basic methodologies for management research today. Management Research is the first step for students and researchers to develop a clear but also sophisticated position on the subject of research in business and management studies. Used by students on courses in management research methods worldwide, this new edition will continue to be an invaluable guide for all those undertaking research in and around organizations.

Qualitative Methods in Management Research

Author: Evert Gummesson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761920144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 6977

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.

Research Methods for Managers

Author: John Gill,Phil Johnson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761940029

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

View: 7640

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.

Business research methods

Author: William Emory

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: 9780256018516

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 483

View: 7713

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

Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management

An Introduction

Author: Sandra van Thiel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113615535X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 6519

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.

E-Government

Implementation, Adoption and Synthesis in Developing Countries

Author: Kelvin J. Bwalya,Stephen M. Mutula

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311039605X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 1322

E-Government is a hot topic. The integration of Information and Communication Technologies into public service delivery offers a number of promising opportunities. This book refers to the benefits derived from ubiquitous access to and delivery of government services to citizens, business partners and employees. It analyses the concepts that are essential for successful implementation of e-Government, especially in developing countries.

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: 6157

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.

QFINANCE

The Ultimate Resource

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472915895

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2200

View: 9551

QFINANCE: The Ultimate Resource (5th edition) is the first-step reference for the finance professional or student of finance. Its coverage and author quality reflect a fine blend of practitioner and academic expertise, whilst providing the reader with a thorough education in the may facets of finance.

Business: The Key Concepts

Author: Mark Vernon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134526229

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 3651

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.

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition

Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522522565

Category: Computers

Page: 8104

View: 9155

In recent years, our world has experienced a profound shift and progression in available computing and knowledge sharing innovations. These emerging advancements have developed at a rapid pace, disseminating into and affecting numerous aspects of contemporary society. This has created a pivotal need for an innovative compendium encompassing the latest trends, concepts, and issues surrounding this relevant discipline area. During the past 15 years, the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology has become recognized as one of the landmark sources of the latest knowledge and discoveries in this discipline. The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition is a 10-volume set which includes 705 original and previously unpublished research articles covering a full range of perspectives, applications, and techniques contributed by thousands of experts and researchers from around the globe. This authoritative encyclopedia is an all-encompassing, well-established reference source that is ideally designed to disseminate the most forward-thinking and diverse research findings. With critical perspectives on the impact of information science management and new technologies in modern settings, including but not limited to computer science, education, healthcare, government, engineering, business, and natural and physical sciences, it is a pivotal and relevant source of knowledge that will benefit every professional within the field of information science and technology and is an invaluable addition to every academic and corporate library.

Business Research Projects

Author: A. D. Jankowicz

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844800827

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 398

View: 5553

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.

Doing Research in the Real World

Author: David E Gray

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446205649

Category: Reference

Page: 624

View: 9571

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.

Essentials of Business Research

A Guide to Doing Your Research Project

Author: Jonathan Wilson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446293475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 1313

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

How to Research

Author: Loraine Blaxter,Christina Hughes,Malcolm Tight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 286

View: 1894

Praise for the first edition: "an immensely useful resource." - Nursing Times Research .."As a graduate research student, I have come across a number of books claiming to inform the reader 'how to research', and have become sceptical...This book challenges that sceptism and is to be warmly welcomed." - Research Policy and Planning .."an excellent choice for any student about to start a research project for the first time." - British Journal of Educational Technology How to Research 2nd Edition is about the practice and experience of doing research in the social sciences as well as in related subjects such as education, business studies and health and social care. It is aimed at those, particularly the less experienced, who are involved in small-scale research projects at college or at work. The book is written in an original, accessible and jargon free style using a variety of different forms of presentation to support the researcher. How to Research 2nd Edition offers: * a series of useful exercises to help progress research thinking * a wide range of examples taken from a variety of subject areas * extensive annotated bibliographies for further reading * practical hints for all stages of the research process This new edition has been completely revised with up-to-date bibliographies and has new sections on choosing the appropriate method; internet research; and searching the internet. An essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate research methods courses in the social sciences and invaluable for anyone carrying out research as part of a workplace assignment.

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: 7618

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 for Business Students

Author: Mark Saunders,Philip Lewis,Adrian Thornhill

Publisher: Financial Times Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780273658047

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 9167

Research Methods for Business Students (3rd edition) Mark NK Saunders, Oxford Brookes University Business School Philip Lewis, Gloucestershire Business School, University of Gloucestershire Adrian Thornhill, Gloucestershire Business School, University of Gloucestershire This revised and fully-updated edition continues to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and necessary skills to complete a piece of business research. The content is academically rigorous with an engaging and accessible style. Written in a manner which greatly facilitates self-study, the reader is taken step-by-step through the research process, while numerous worked examples, real-life case studies and student activities bring to life the realities of undertaking business research. " New features: "" " " Discussion of a range of web based approaches for collecting data Internet addresses for selected on-line Government datasets from throughout the world Advice on undertaking research in international settings Section on presenting research findings orally New case studies with discussion questions Additional international worked examples and diagrams Enhanced Website with separate student and lecturer sections Extensive glossary with over 300 definitions of key terms " Classic features: " The best selling Business and Management research methods text book Application of appropriate information technology as an integral part of the text Wide variety of worked examples from across business and management Self check questions with answers for each chapter Help with progressing the student's researchproject Research Methods for Business Students is suitable for final year undergraduate and masters students.

Gestalt Counselling in Action

Author: Petruska Clarkson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412900850

Category: Psychology

Page: 202

View: 9780

Gestalt Counseling in Action is a bestselling text which has sold over 30,000 copies. Now in it's Third Edition, the book continues to be a popular text for training in counselling and psychotherapy and with practitioners who are new to the gestalt approach. Fully revised and updated, Gestalt Counselling in Action, Third Edition includes a new chapter which explores recent developments in the field and looks to the future for the gestalt approach.