Research Methods for Business Management

He has consulted extensively with public and private sector organizations and sits on the board of the charity Turning Point Scotland

Author: Kevin D. O'Gorman

Publisher: Goodfellow Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 9781910158517

Category: Business

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This updated and revised edition offers a comprehensive overview of key research methods and the main choices available when undertaking research in business and management. New to this edition is a comprehensive, practical guide on how to write your dissertation - invaluable to all. It is a clear, concise and practical guide containing wealth of outstanding examples for each method covered.Central to this edition is the 'methods map' (chapter 4), which sets out a logical process for researchers to articulate their position in relation to five key aspects of their research philosophy. In addition, the editors have developed a free app to accompany the book and this enables novice researchers to quickly develop a comprehensive justification of their particular research design in an interactive way. Taking you through the entire life cycle of a dissertation, the text covers everything from the purposes of research through to chapters on gathering primary and secondary data; using literature; quantitative and qualitative research; managing your research; using data and research ethics. Individual chapters are allied to a powerful critical commentary showing how some of the world's leading scholars have used particular methods in their own research. Carefully constructed to achieve the greatest clarity for the student the text gives the reader: * In-text exercises * End of chapter' review questions with solutions* Exemplar papers identified and discussed for each of the main methods *Directed further reading for developing understanding in key areas It is an essential learning aid for upper level undergraduates and postgraduates across a wide range of business and management courses and it comes with a range of supported learning materials including tutorials, lecture slides and tutor notes.Kevin O'Gorman is Professor of Management and Business History and Head of Business Management in the School of Languages and Management in Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He trained in Glasgow, Salamanca and Rome as a philosopher, theologian and historian. His research interests have a dual focus: Origins, history and cultural practices of hospitality, and philosophical, ethical and cultural underpinnings of contemporary management practices. Using a wide range of methodological approaches he has published over 80 journal articles, books, chapters, and conference papers in business and management studies.Robert MacIntosh is Professor of Strategy and Head of the School of Management and Languages at Heriot-Watt University. He trained as an engineer and has worked at the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde. His research on the ways in which top teams develop strategy and on organizational change has been published in a wide range of outlets. He has a long-standing interest in research methods for business and management studies and has published on the relevance of management research using methods that include ethnography and action research. He has consulted extensively with public and private sector organizations and sits on the board of the charity Turning Point Scotland.

Doing Your Business Research Project

Taking the fear out of writing your business project, this book helps you understand and carry out each step of the research process.

Author: John Beech

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473906280

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Available as an E-Inspection Copy! Go here to order Taking the fear out of writing your business project, this book helps you understand and carry out each step of the research process. With detailed, friendly and engaging support it takes you from the very beginning to the very end. Key features: Chapters are structured around FAQs such as ‘How to choose a research question?’, ‘How do I go about a literature review?’ guiding you towards a full understanding of the research process Workbook tasks help you shape your thoughts on each topic, enabling you to decide your own research question and how you will research it The importance of various ideas is clearly signposted, helping you prioritise your time according to your needs and goals. Templates and checklists from the book are also available for download at the Doing Your Business Research Project companion website at study.sagepub.com/beech This interactive guide is ideal for all Business and Management students about to complete a research project or dissertation.

Researching and Writing Dissertations

This new edition is now suitable for students studying the CIPD Level 7 Advanced units Investigating a Business Issue and Using Information in HR but is equally relevant for all non-CIPD students too.

Author: Roy Horn

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9781843983231

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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From finding a topic to writing and reviewing your work, Researching and Writing Dissertations is an essential tool for anyone working on a dissertation or business report. This new edition is now suitable for students studying the CIPD Level 7 Advanced units Investigating a Business Issue and Using Information in HR but is equally relevant for all non-CIPD students too. Covering everything from strategies for finding and developing a dissertation topic and how to develop a research proposal through to what methodology to use and how to analyse your data, this is the only book you need to write clear, effective and compelling dissertations and reports. In addition to practical guidance on the researching and writing up of projects, this book includes essential guidance on effective time management and how to ensure that projects are completed and submitted on time as well as invaluable insights through real-life student and supervisor comments. Fully supported by online resources including an instructor's manual and lecturer slides as well as templates, checklists and quizzes for students, Researching and Writing Dissertations is a book that anyone working on dissertations, research projects or business reports can't afford to be without.

Research Methods in Human Resource Management

Brown, R.B. (2006) Doing your dissertation in business and management: the reality of researching and writing. London: Sage. Fisher, C. (2007) Researching ...

Author: Valerie Anderson

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9781843983545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

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Fully mapped to the CIPD Level 7 Advanced module on Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective, Research Methods in Human Resource Management is a key resource for anyone undertaking a research report. It covers the planning and execution of HRM research projects, from investigating and researching HR issues to designing and implementing research and then evaluating and reviewing the results. Filled with international examples to provide a global perspective, this fully updated 3rd edition of Research Methods in Human Resource Management balances theoretical frameworks and practical guidance. It includes increased attention to methodology issues, more real-life examples and a discussion of ethics in line with current research and practice. 'Review and Reflect' sections at the end of each chapter help apply learning to personal experience and professional development, and multiple-choice questions and a glossary of terms help students understand the key concepts. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual, lecture slides and annotated web links.

Your Undergraduate Dissertation

Most books on 'doing research' have a section on the different types of theses ... and Writing Dissertations: A Complete Guide for Business and Management ...

Author: Nicholas Walliman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446287071

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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'This is a refreshing and inspiring book, of equal value to both the anxious and the ambitious student' - Lucinda Becker, Department of English Literature, University of Reading In the second edition of this best-selling guide, Nicholas Walliman provides expert, step-by-step advice on managing and developing a successful undergraduate project. This book takes you through each stage of your dissertation, answering questions including: How do I choose an appropriate topic for my dissertation? How do I write a research proposal? What's a literature review, how do I conduct it and how do I write it up? How can I ensure I'm an ethical researcher? What methods of data collection are appropriate for my research question? Once I have collected my data, what do I do? What's the best structure for my dissertation? Full of examples from real student projects, interdisciplinary case studies and illustrated with cartoons to make you smile along the way, this book will tell you all you need to know to write a brilliant dissertation.

Research Methods for Business and Management

New to this edition is a comprehensive, practical guide on how to write your dissertation - invaluable to all.

Author: Kevin O'Gorman

Publisher:

ISBN: 1786841290

Category: Business

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Taking you through the entire life cycle of a dissertation, the text covers everything from the purposes of research through to chapters on gathering primary and secondary data; using literature; quantitative and qualitative research; managing your research; using data and research ethics.

A Guide to Professional Doctorates in Business and Management

Or perhaps you’re supervising and delivering one of these programmes? This is your complete - and practical - guide to succeeding on this course.

Author: Lisa Anderson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473933422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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*Shortlisted in the Management and Leadership Textbook Category at CMI Management Book of the Year Awards 2017* A Guide to Professional Doctorates in Business and Management has been written by a team of experts with experience of the challenges faced in both studying for and supervising professional doctorates in business and management. Inside they address the key issues faced, in particular how these courses differ from a traditional PhD, and the different skills and approach needed for success. Chapters explore the nature and importance of PDs as leading change in the professional world of practice, and how they need to differ from traditional forms of doctorate such as PhDs. The guide also offers practical guidance on researching in this particular mode, and through writing and publishing a thesis, making a valuable contribution to professional knowledge. -- Dr Catherine Groves

The Journey to Dissertation Success

BROWN, R. M. (2006) Doing Your Dissertation in Business and Management: The reality of researching and writing. London: Sage Publications Ltd. 1-4129-0351-3 ...

Author: Elizabeth Laycock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317558354

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 254

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Are you about to embark on a research project for the first time? Unsure which data collection methods are right for your study? Don't know where to start? By presenting the reader with a series of key research management questions, this book introduces the novice researcher to a range of research designs and data collection methods. Building an understanding of these choices and how they can impact on the dissertation itself will lead to a more robust and rigorous dissertation study. This book is designed to direct your research choices with informative text and key questions, advice from "virtual supervisors" and reflections from students. Lists of suggested further reading also help to support you on your journey to developing an organised and successful dissertation project. Researchers seeking support on their journey to a successful dissertation will find this book a valuable resource.

Business Degree Success

Brown, R.B. (2006) Doing Your Dissertation in Business and Management: The Reality of Researching and Writing, London: SAGE. Bryman, A. and Bell, ...

Author: Jonathan Groucutt

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137061492

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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This is a practical guide for those studying business and management-related subjects at undergraduate level. Written in an engaging and clear style, the book helps students prepare effectively for assignments, presentations, examinations and dissertations, encompassing both business studies and the real workings of business.

Planning Research in Hospitality Tourism

Doing Your Dissertation in Business and Management: The Reality of Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R. and Lowe, A. (1991). Management Research: An Introduction.

Author: Levent Altinay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136373510

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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Planning Research in Hospitality and Tourism provides a concise and clear approach to planning research projects which are a necessity in most hospitality and tourism courses taught at degree level. The text considers the particular characteristics of the hospitality and tourism industry, whilst providing a balanced approach toward both quantitative and qualitative methods of research. The text also carefully considers the international aspect of the industry and the people it employees, which supports the books aims of: * Providing an excellent understanding of the basic principles of conducting research, in a straight forward “no nonsense” guide * Carefully considering the particular characteristics of the hospitality and tourism sectors in relation to embarking on a research project in the area * Including in each chapter an “International Dimension” section, as well as case studies, questions and reflections on the research process

Doing Research in Business and Management

Bell, J. (1993) Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for Firsttime Researchers ... Rudestein, K. E. and Newton, R. R. (1992) Surviving your Dissertation: A ...

Author: Dan Remenyi

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446235386

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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'[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.

Creative Research

Doing Your Dissertation in Business and Management: The Reality of Researching and Writing. Sage Study Skills Series. London: SAGE. Brown, T. (2008).

Author: Hilary Collins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474247092

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Academic research in design can seem daunting – let Hilary Collins show you the building blocks of a great final project. The perfect companion for a research project in fashion, design or visual communication, this 2nd edition of Creative Research walks you through: · Choosing a topic · Deciding your approach · Using previous research and writing a literature review · Obtaining your own data and using it appropriately Useful case studies show best practice, revealing the links between a researcher's choice of method and the conclusions they draw. Packed with advice on how to manage your time and structure your project effectively, this edition also includes new sections on design thinking and ethnography. Collins marries theory and practice from start to finish, showing you everything you need to confidently embark on your creative research project.

Skills for Business and Management

Study Skills Academic Success Academic Writing Skills for International ... to edn) Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation Improve Your Grammar (2nd edn) The ...

Author: Martin Sedgley

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781137603364

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Case Study Methodology in Higher Education

Doing your dissertation in business and management: The reality of research and writing. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Christensen, C. R. (1981).

Author: Baron, Annette

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522594314

Category: Education

Page: 393

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In higher education, case studies can be utilized to have students put themselves into problems faced by a protagonist and, by doing so, address academic or career-related issues. Working through these issues provides students with an opportunity to gain applied perspective and experiences. Professors in higher education who choose this method of teaching require navigational tools to ensure that students achieve stated learning objectives. Case Study Methodology in Higher Education is an essential research publication that focuses on the history and theories relating to case study methodology including techniques for writing case studies and utilizing them in university settings to prepare students for real-life career-related scenarios. This publication features a wide range of topics such as educational leadership, case writing, and teacher education. It is essential for educators, career professionals, higher education faculty, researchers, and students.

Surviving and Thriving in Postgraduate Research

Doing your dissertation in business and management: The reality of researching and writing. London: Sage Publications. COPE. (2018).

Author: Ray Cooksey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811377471

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1170

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This handbook provides an in-depth exploration of the entire journey of postgraduate research in the social and behavioural sciences, from enrolment to its culmination in the form of a thesis, dissertation or portfolio, and beyond. It is written in an accessible and example-rich style, offering practical and concrete advice in virtually all areas. It also includes references to additional resources and websites, and each chapter features key recommendations for improving the postgraduate research experience. The book addresses not only research-related aspects (e.g. supervisors; selecting your guiding assumptions; contextualising, framing and configuring research; reviewing literature; sampling; writing proposals; ethics and academic integrity; selecting a data gathering strategy; surviving your thesis/dissertation/portfolio examination; and publishing), but also questions concerning how to integrate, manage, and balance the research journey in the context of the postgraduate student’s broader life-world (e.g. skill development and supervisor relations; effective time and project management; a healthy work–life balance; maintaining motivation; and dealing with criticism). The book adopts an explicitly pluralist perspective on postgraduate research, moving beyond mixed methods thinking, and offers concrete examples from postgraduate students’ real-world experiences.

Marketing Research

Berman Brown, R. (2006) Doing Your Dissertation in Business and Management: The Reality of Researching and Writing. London: Sage Publications.

Author: Riccardo Benzo

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526422354

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Marketing Research outlines the key principles and skills involved at each step of the marketing research process, providing readers with targeted, practical solutions to a range of issues and equipping them with the tools they need to overcome the common pitfalls of designing research projects. The chapters are arranged into core sections which progress systematically through the marketing research process, starting with designing and setting up research, to undertaking qualitative and quantitative research, and finally, summarizing and reporting research. To aid students in their research project, each chapter features a collection of learning features, such as: Case studies and international real-world examples Ethics boxes – Highlighting ethical implications in research projects Advanced boxes – Signaling more challenging topics students can return to after they have mastered the basics Activity boxes – Encouraging students to understand how what they have learned applies to their own experiences The book is complemented by a range of online resources, including PowerPoint slides, multiple choice questions, free online exercise links, and discussion guides for Case Study & Additional Reading sections. Suitable reading for students who are undertaking a marketing research project.

The Business Student s Guide to Study and Employability

Tell me about your experience with writing reports. Can you briefly tell me about a ... I. and Everett, E. L. (2013) Doing Your Master's Dissertation.

Author: Peter Morgan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473934504

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

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Written in response to the pressures on universities to produce highly skilled and work-ready graduates and intended to map across a three year business course, this book contains the study and employability skills students need to succeed as a business student and graduate, from essential study, presentation and leadership skills to practical advice on getting that all-important job after university. Hands-on learning aids offer exercises for group work and self-study. Readers can expect the book to: Help them adapt to a new culture and environment by setting out what is expected and what they can expect at university Help them bridge the gap between school and university by developing essential study skills such as critical thinking and time management Help them develop transferable skills that are sought after by employers including presentation skills, leadership skills and commercial awareness Give them practical advice on getting that all-important job after university with chapters on CV writing, job hunting, interviewing and networking, among others The book is full of examples drawing on the author’s own personal experience with the final chapter offering words of advice from current graduates and employees working in lots of different sectors all over the world – including US, Europe, China and the UK. The book is complemented by a companion website featuring a range of tools and resources for lecturers and students, including an instructor manual and PowerPoint slides, answers and guidance on skills assessment tasks, templates and examples to download as well as additional chapter content on topics such as plagarism and essay writing. Suitable for all students taking a business degree.

Opportunities and Challenges for Tourism and Hospitality in the BRIC Nations

Doing Your Dissertation in Business and Management: The Reality of Research and Writing. Sage Publications. Bruner, E. M. (2004). Culture on Tour.

Author: Dhiman, Mohinder Chand

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522507093

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

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The stability and wealth of a nation’s economy is dependent upon the success of various industrial sectors. The tourism industry has experienced massive growth in recent years, creating more jobs and becoming a source of foreign exchange. Opportunities and Challenges for Tourism and Hospitality in the BRIC Nations is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the recent developments and contemporary issues within the services sector, highlighting cross-cultural implications as well as societal impacts of hospitality and tourism on emerging markets. Providing insight on managing and maximizing profitability, this book is ideally designed for researchers, professionals, upper-level students, and academicians involved in the services industry.