Management Research: An Introduction

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SAGE Publications, Mar 28, 2002 - Business & Economics - 194 pages
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This second edition of the best selling Management Research has been completely revised and updated to represent changes in research methods.

This book provides an invaluable guide for all those undertaking research in and around organizations, including managers. It considers not only methods, but also the nature of management research, its philosophy and politics.

The authors update the field both in relation to the new kinds of research problems being encountered in mangement research, and by incorporating the substantial methodological developments that have taken place over the last ten years. The book:

{ provides a useful introduction to the subject of management research

{ tackles complex issues in an accessible way

{ provides a definite statement of basic methodologies for management research

{ covers the full range of methods and techniques, qualitative and quantitative

{ considers the role of research as a vehicle for both personal learning and organizational development

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

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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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