Management Research

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SAGE, Apr 3, 2012 - Business & Economics - 392 pages
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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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Contents

1 INTRODUCING MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS RESEARCH
1
2 THE PHILOSOPHY OF MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
16
3 DESIGNING MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
36
4 THE POLITICS AND ETHICS OF MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
75
5 REVIEWING THE LITERATURE
101
6 CREATING QUALITATIVE DATA
125
7 FRAMING QUALITATIVE DATA
161
8 CREATING QUANTITATIVE DATA
221
9 SUMMARIZING AND MAKING INFERENCES FROM QUANTITATIVE DATA
244
10 MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS
278
11 WRITING MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS RESEARCH
313
ANSWERS TO EXERCISES
336
GLOSSARY
339
BIBLIOGRAPHY
348
INDEX
360
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About the author (2012)

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Richard Thorpe is Professor of Management Development and Pro Dean for Research at Leeds University Business School. His research interests have included: performance, entrepreneurship, knowledge and leadership as well as research methods in management research.  His early career as a management trainee on a Clarks programme informed the way his ethos has developed. Following a period in industry his first academic appointment was as a researcher at Strathclyde University in the Pay and Reward Research Centre. There, as a consequence of the research conducted he developed close links with practitioners, intermediaries and policy makers, something he has strived to maintain as his career progressed. Common themes in his work are: a strong commitment to conducting research in collaboration with practitioners; a focus on action and change; an interest in and commitment to the development of doctoral students and the development of capacity within the sector. Richard has been past president and chair of the British Academy of Management and member of the ESRC Training and Development Board. He is currently chair of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies.

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