Management And Business Research

Author : Mark Easterby-Smith
ISBN : 9781473927643
Genre : Business & Economics
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Now in its Fifth Edition, this much-loved text offers theoretical and philosophical depth as well as insights into practice. The text covers the entire research process in an accessible way and provides critical, thoughtful treatment of important issues like ethics and politics, making it an invaluable companion for any business and management student New to the Fifth Edition: Expanded to include examples from across business and management including Marketing, International Business and Psychology Up-to-date, international examples and cases from a range of countries Introductory chapter looks at writing proposals in detail Chapter on the literature review now includes how to critically review Move towards new technologies and social media including discussion of wikis and cloud sourcing Improved structure and flow, with three chapters on qualitative methods and three on quantitative methods Additional practical exercises which are linked to key research tasks throughout The companion website (http://edge.sagepub.com/easterbysmith) offers a wealth of resources for both lecturers and students including, for lecturers, an instructor's manual and PowerPoint slides and, for students, author podcasts, journal articles, web links, MCQs, datasets and a glossary.
Category: Business & Economics

Management Research

Author : Mark Easterby-Smith
ISBN : 9781446260456
Genre : Business & Economics
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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
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Research Methods

Author : David Crowther
ISBN : 9781136368608
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is the ideal companion for those needing guidance when carrying out a research project in a management or a business-related subject. The text is succinct and concise, written with modular courses in mind for the reader to quickly gain an overall perspective of the fundamental areas and identify the key points that need to be addressed. This clear and practical book also covers the requirements of more general areas of business research and consultancy. New to this edition is a chapter devoted to the analysis of qualitative data - an area many students find they want to focus on. A new accompanying student website also gives practical guidance on some of the problems students face: assistance with writing a research proposal; the structure of a dissertation; collecting data - how much is enough; citing references; links to other resources. Dissertations and projects form an integral part of many MBA and degree programmes and this text is invaluable when tackling this area for the first time. The authors approach the research task in a step-by-step manner, covering areas such as data collection, observational methods, and data analysis.
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Proceedings Of The 2nd Advances In Business Research International Conference

Author : Fauziah Noordin
ISBN : 9789811060533
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 61.34 MB
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This book contains the refereed proceedings of the 2nd Advances in Business Research International Conference (ABRIC2016). Chapters in the book address the theme of Advancing Knowledge, Connecting the World, reflecting on the emerging issues in various business management fields and the interconnections of multiple disciplines for creating knowledge advancement. Papers were carefully reviewed and selected and grouped into four main themes: economic and finance, marketing and communications, management, and information technology in business. The book serves as a helpful resource for students and researchers of business management, especially in understanding issues and cases of business in emerging economies and markets.
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Business Research Projects

Author : A. D. Jankowicz
ISBN : 9781489933867
Genre : Business & Economics
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about management research, has developed and made a more prominent appearance in the relevant literature. Both the Academy of Management Review and Management Education and Development have devoted complete special issues to these topics in their impact on theory-building and research: see section 6.5. While the latter journal continues, its editorial team have decamped to set up a new periodical, Management Learning, which emphasizes current thinking about management research. This -the 'New Paradigm', postmodern analysis, call it what you will-is an epistemology whose relevance I argued in my first edition and continue to emphasize in Chapter 6 of the present. The appreciation of qualitative approaches to the understanding of organizational life has increased during the last four years, approaches seen as complementary to quantitative analysis by many, a substitute by some. The appearance of the second edition of Miles and Huberman (1994) indicates the growing importance attached to qualitative analysis by many management researchers, and I have mentioned some of the techniques they advocate at relevant points in Part Three of this book, without attempting, or indeed being able, to replicate their magnificent work. Discourse analysis, biography and hermeneutic analysis are among the recent approaches to which pointers are provided in Part Three. Similarly, the value of arguing a case, rather than testing a thesis, has been emphasized for some forms of Diploma and MBA work: see section 6.4.
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Business Research Methods And Statistics Using Spss

Author : Robert P Burns
ISBN : 9781446204764
Genre : Business & Economics
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Ideal for those with a minimum of mathematical and statistical knowledge, Business Research Methods and Statistics Using SPSS provides an easy to follow approach to understanding and using quantitative methods and statistics. It is solidly grounded in the context of business and management research, enabling students to appreciate the practical applications of the techniques and procedures explained. The book is comprehensive in its coverage, including discussion of the business context, statistical analysis of data, survey methods, and reporting and presenting research. A companion website also contains four extra chapters for the more advanced student, along with PowerPoint slides for lecturers, and additional questions and exercises, all of which aim to help students to: - Understand the importance and application of statistics and quantitative methods in the field of business - Design effective research studies - Interpret statistical results - Use statistical information meaningfully - Use SPSS confidently
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Business Research Methods

Author : Alan Bryman
ISBN : 9780199668649
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 45.84 MB
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A complete introduction to doing business research, Business Research Methods is the ideal guide for students embarking on a research project. Together with real students and supervisors, the authors draw on their own extensive experience to give readers tips for success and provide advice to help them avoid common mistakes. Developed specifically with business and management students in mind, this bestselling textbook explores the nature and purpose of business research and the issues it entails, while also providing students with practical advice on carrying out their research. In addition to a broad range of relevant case studies, the book features a substantial discussion of ethics, a chapter on internet research methods, and a strong emphasis on practical content such as planning a project and writing it up. With a new chapter on the nature of business research that explains why an understanding of research methods is so important to the broader study of business and management, and a new chapter on sampling in qualitative research, Business Research Methods remains the book of choice to help you build a full understanding of the subject.New to this editionA new introductory chapter on the nature of business research explains to students the relevance and importance of studying research methods, while also considering the 'messiness' of business research by giving guidance to students on how to proceed if things do not go to plan.A new chapter on sampling in qualitative research complements the existing chapter on sampling in quantitative research, providing full coverage of this important topic.New material on the use of technology in research, including the use of Skype for interviewing and work blogs as sources of data, keeps the book fully up-to-date with the latest trends in research methods.New coverage of shadowing in organizations, experience and event sampling, thematic analysis, and global and multi-site ethnography.Increased coverage of writing for academic audiences and mixed-methods research.Fully updated to include coverage of SPSS 22.
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