Key Concepts in Business and Management Research Methods

Author: Peter Stokes

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230346006

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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A detailed yet concise handbook clarifying all the major terms needed for a thorough understanding of key research methodology concepts in business and management. An invaluable guide for students at all levels seeking assistance with projects, research proposals, dissertations and theses; including case studies and suggestions for further reading.

Key Concepts in Social Research Methods

Author: Roger Gomm

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137175176

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 4633

An in-depth glossary, this accessible book successfully introduces students to the key concepts and terms used in social research. Terms are organised alphabetically and fully cross-referenced for use of ease. Suggestions for further reading help to consolidate knowledge and aids understanding.

Key Concepts in Politics and International Relations

Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137494778

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 3831

This accessible guide to the major concepts in politics has now been revised and expanded to include over 60 international relations terms to take account of the increasing influence of globalization upon politics. Each concept is defined clearly and fully, and its significance for political understanding is explored.

Key Concepts in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Helena McFarquhar

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230345573

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 3695

This comprehensive explanation of the major concepts and theories involved in criminology and the criminal justice system offers not only a solid introduction to the subject, but is also a useful reference and revision aid. Organised alphabetically for ease of use, it focuses on the socio-scientific and legal perspectives of the disciplines.

Critical Concepts in Management and Organization Studies

Key Terms and Concepts

Author: Peter Stokes

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344313

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 3105

Critical Concepts in Management and Organization Studies provides an accessible introduction to the key themes of critical management studies. An ideal companion for students studying critical management and organizations, it breaks down the complex language, concepts and philosophical underpinnings defining critical management studies.

Key Concepts in Philosophy

Author: Paddy McQueen,Hilary McQueen

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 262

View: 7436

Key Concepts in Philosophy is an accessible account of philosophical concepts, theories and key thinkers with an emphasis on recent developments in the field. Containing over 300 entries, the terms are ordered alphabetically and cross referenced for ease of use. Suggestions for further reading follow the explanations, encouraging further reflection and independent learning.

Key Concepts in Innovation

Author: Hamsa Thota,Zunaira Munir

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137327154

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 7312

A comprehensive glossary providing clear explanations of the major terms in the field of innovation, covering areas such as product development, design and creativity. By simplifying complex terminology and highlighting key debates, this book is an ideal companion for both students and practitioners in the field.

Key Concepts in Management

Author: Jonathan Sutherland,Diane Canwell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230204740

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 2533

Key Concepts in Management is one of a range of comprehensive glossaries with entries arranged alphabetically for easy reference. All major concepts, terms, theories and theorists are incorporated and cross-referenced. Additional reading and Internet research opportunities are identified. More complex terminology is made clearer with numerous diagrams and illustrations. With over 500 key terms defined, the book represents a comprehensive must-have reference for anyone studying a business-related course or those simply wishing to understand what management is all about. It will be especially useful as a revision aid.

Key Concepts in Operations Management

Author: Jonathan Sutherland,Diane Canwell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230211771

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 2915

Key Concepts in Operations Management is one of a range of comprehensive glossaries with entries arranged alphabetically for easy reference. All major concepts, terms, theories and theorists are incorporated and cross-referenced. Additional reading and Internet research opportunities are identified. More complex terminology is made clearer with numerous diagrams and illustrations. With almost 600 key terms defined, the book represents a comprehensive must-have reference for anyone studying a business-related course or those simply wishing to understand what operations management is all about. It will be especially useful as a revision aid.

Key Concepts in Leisure

Author: Jonathan Sutherland,Diane Canwell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137130377

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 6315

Leisure studies encompasses the broadest range of leisure and sports pursuits and marries management, administration and sports, as well as customer service. Key Concepts in Leisure presents an indispensable guide to the key themes and concepts in this rapidly developing, fast-paced and demanding industry.

Business and Management Research

Paradigms and Practices

Author: Erica Hallebone,Jan Priest

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137110783

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 4790

Business and Management Research combines the philosophy and practicalities of research into one accessible volume. Three popular approaches are demonstrated through case studies and reliable mental models, providing readers with applied knowledge - a crucial advantage when undertaking high profile projects. Key Features: • Detailed graphics, life-cycle illustrations and 'helicopter' treatment of key ideas make this the ideal starting point to a research project • Case studies demonstrate the concepts and methodologies of research • Strong focus on methodology, a central aspect of successful research design

The Palgrave International Handbook of Higher Education Policy and Governance

Author: Jeroen Huisman,Harry de Boer,David D. Dill,Manuel Souto-Otero

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137456175

Category: Education

Page: 604

View: 6126

This state-of-the-art reference collection addresses the major themes, theories and key concepts related to higher education policy and governance on an international scale in one accessible volume. Mapping the field and showcasing current research and theorizations from diverse perspectives and authoritative scholars, this essential guide will assist readers in navigating the myriad concepts and themes involved in higher education policy and governance research and practice. Split into two sections, the first explores a range of policy concepts, theories and methods including governance models, policy instruments, institutionalism and organizational change, new public management and multi-level governance. The second section addresses salient themes such as institutional governance, funding, quality, employability, accountability, university rankings, widening participation, gender, inequalities, technology, student involvement and the role of higher education in society. Global in its perspective and definitive in content, this one-stop volume will be an indispensable reference resource for a wide range of academics, students and researchers in the fields of education, education policy, sociology, social and public policy, political science and for leadership.

Football and Management

Comparisons Between Sport and Enterprise

Author: Sten Soderman

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230391176

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 853

Aims to describe and explain how organizations like football clubs operate, highlighting the best practices within profit driven corporations, which can be adopted by football clubs to operate in a better manner. What are the dynamics of different leagues and other contexts in which football can learn from business? What can business learn from football? And how can business implement these practices? This volume articulates a basic framework using the differences between football in Sweden and in England. It aims at presenting models which are easily applicable in the working place and defines playing styles on the pitch and thought styles in the board room. The author bases his text on his own experience from many years of teaching and consultancy work.

Quantitative Methods

for Business, Management and Finance

Author: Louise Swift,Sally Piff

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113733794X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 728

View: 3677

Businesses are built on numbers; in any organization the ability to use and interpret quantitative methods is vital to maintaining a competitive edge. Quantitative Methods for Business, Management and Finance is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to the subject, painlessly leading you from fundamental principles to more advanced applications. It is an essential text for undergraduate students of business, management and finance, as well as for those on MBA and postgraduate courses. Each topic is explained in a clear, friendly style, and accompanied by examples, exercises and activities, making the text ideal for self-tuition. This highly successful learning-by-doing approach, coupled with the book's clear structure, make the understanding of essential mathematical skills achievable - and even enjoyable! Key benefits: • From basics to business modelling: maths revision through to probability, statistics and more, all in one text • Suitable for all maths backgrounds – an optional introductory part teaches mathematical essentials from scratch • Refreshingly non-technical writing style – user-friendly and engaging, avoiding excessive theory • Practical guidance on using IBM SPSS and Microsoft Excel • Brand new 'Moving on...' feature with integrated web and book activities for Business Modelling chapters, relating theory to the real world The companion website offers lecturers a testbank, PowerPoint slides, and assessment solutions. Students will find multiple choice practice questions, data sets, and extra exercises. LOUISE SWIFT taught quantitative methods to students of business, management and finance for over ten years at the University of East Anglia, UK, where she now works as a statistician. SALLY PIFF is Lecturer in Quantitative Methods at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK.

Competition, Gender and Management

Beyond Winning and Losing

Author: J. Dennehy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230389376

Category: Social Science

Page: 221

View: 5741

Investigates eight dimensions of competition which are active yet covert in the lives of managers. Explains in great detail the everyday experiences of men and women and the ways in which different cultures at work and in wider society, particularly exposure to sport and media, affect and reflect the relationship between gender and competition.

Review of Management Accounting Research

Author: Magdy G. Abdel-Kader

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230353274

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 574

View: 4856

A comprehensive review of contemporary research in management accounting. Provides a thorough critical analysis of recent issues published in the management accounting literature and identifies gaps for future research in each issue reviewed.

Global Risk Governance in Health

Author: N. Brender

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137273577

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 3959

Epidemics know no borders and are often characterized by a high level of uncertainty, causing major challenges in risk governance. The author shows the emergence of global risk governance processes and the key role that the World Health Organization (WHO) plays within them.

Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

Author: David E. McNabb

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765617675

Category: Political Science

Page: 458

View: 4240

The revised and expanded edition of this popular text incorporates the latest thinkig in public administration and non-profit management. It integrates both qualitative and quantitative approaches to research, and includes new chapters and improved coverage that bring it thoroughly up to date.

Work Psychology in Action

Author: Anna Sutton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137302313

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 1686

How do managers at successful organisations such as Google motivate their people? What's the best way to lead your team to high performance? What are peak experiences and how can you find them at work? Business is about people: for organisations to thrive, managers need to know how to identify and develop the right people, and how to communicate with, lead and motivate them. Work Psychology in Action introduces key psychological concepts and demonstrates how they come into play in the real world of work, while providing you with an awareness of how business priorities inform and underpin applied psychology. It combines summaries of important research studies with an exploration of topics from different international perspectives to give you a deeper appreciation of how psychology develops and is used around the business world. The book takes a practical, problem-solving approach to understanding the role of psychology in the workplace and focuses on employability skills that will benefit you in your future career. Key features: • Fad or Fact? debates highlight recent management tools and interventions and assess their evidence base. • Psychological Toolkit boxes enable you to use what you have learnt to enhance your own employability and work life. • A section dedicated to cutting-edge psychology, including consumer and financial psychology and research methods. Lecturers can visit www.palgrave.com/companion/sutton-work-psychology for teaching materials to support their course.