Management research: an introduction

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SAGE, Mar 28, 2002 - Business & Economics - 194 pages
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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.

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Contents

The Ingredients of Successful Research
13
The Philosophy of Research Design
27
The Politics of Management Research
58
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Richard Thorpe is Professor in Management and Director of the Graduate Business School in the Faculty of Management and Business, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Stephen Little is Senior Lecturer responsible for postgraduate research within the Department of Business Information Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University.

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