This essential text provides an authoritative overview of research methodology for both students and professional researchers in management. Based on course needs and written by expert academics in the field, this core text addresses the practical concerns of students in undertaking research that is relevant to management practice. It places emphasis on the more practical concerns of management researchers, focusing on the detail of developing and applying particular sets of research skills. In addition, the book gives straightforward advice on how to: ·develop a systematic methodology · learn to be a successful writer · acknowledge the individual in the researcher The text develops tangible skills and will be an invaluable guide for management researchers and students at postgraduate and MBA levels.
Designed as a comprehensive introduction to the key phases of research projects, this textbook responds to the lack of guides tailored specifically to management studies. It combines theory and practice to offer a completely rounded introduction.
For many post-graduate students undertaking a research project for the first time is a daunting prospect. Gaining the knowledge and skills needed to do research typically has to be done alongside carrying out the project itself. Students often have to conduct their research independently, perhaps with limited tutor contact. What is needed in such situations is a resource that supports the new researcher on every step of the research journey, from defining the project to communicating its findings. Management Research: Applying the Principles provides just such a resource. Structured around the key stages of a research project, it is designed to provide answers to the questions faced by new researchers but without neglecting the underlying principles of good research. Each chapter includes ‘next steps’ activities to help readers apply the content to their own live research project. The companion website provides extensive resources, including video tutorials, to support the development of practical research skills. The text reflects the richness and variety of current business and management research both in its presentation of methods and techniques and its choice of examples drawn from different subject disciplines, industries and organizations. Management Research: Applying the Principles combines diversity of coverage with a singularity of purpose: to help students complete their research project to a rigorous standard.
Providing a detailed discussion of the practice of doing critical research in organizations, utilizing both qualitative research processes and critical theories of organizations, this textbook will be essential for all those involved in interpreting and researching contemporary institutions and organizations. This volume gives an authoritative and insightful framework for navigating critical theories and methods across the social sciences, but in particular in relation to the study of corporate organizations.
This book covers advancements across business domains in knowledge and information management. It presents research trends in the fields of management, innovation, and technology, and is composed of research papers that show applications of IT, analytics, and business operations in industry and in educational institutions. It offers a combination of scientific research methods and concepts, with contributions from globally renowned authors; presents various management domains from a number of countries for a global perspective; and provides a unique combination of topics and methods while giving insights on the management domain using a holistic approach. The book provides scholars with a platform to derive maximum utility in the area of management, research, and technology by subscribing to the idea of managing business through performance and management technology.
Good qualitative research can help sport management researchers and industry professionals solve difficult problems and better understand their organisations, stakeholders and performance. Now in a fully revised and extended new edition, this book is a user-friendly introduction to qualitative methods in sport management. Covering the full research process from research planning to reporting results, this edition includes expanded coverage of cutting-edge areas including digital and social media research, critical realism, and social network analysis. The book examines the reflective and interrogative processes required for developing effective qualitative research questions and includes a deeper discussion of ontology and epistemology in the light of today’s rapidly changing society. It takes the reader step-by-step through essential and emerging qualitative methods, from actor network theory and ethnography to computer-assisted data analysis and sampling typologies. Every chapter includes examples of real qualitative research, including shorter "research briefs" and extended case studies, reflecting the exciting qualitative research that is currently occurring in sport business and management, and highlighting the links between research and sport management practice. This is essential reading for courses in sport management, sport business, sport policy, sport marketing, sport media, and communications. It provides students, researchers, and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to undertake qualitative research while deepening their understanding of how the social world can be perceived and interpreted through a particular theoretical lens. Useful online materials include recommended readings and PowerPoint slides.
The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods provides a state-of–the art overview of qualitative research methods in the business and management field. Bringing together a team of leading international researchers, the chapters offer a comprehensive overview of the key methods and challenges encountered when undertaking qualitative research in the field. The chapters have been arranged into three thematic parts: Part One examines a broad spectrum of contemporary methods, from autoethnography and discourse analysis, to shadowing and thematic analysis. Part Two presents an overview of key visual methods, such as photographs, drawing, video and web images. Part Three explores methodological developments, including aesthetics and smell, fuzzy set comparative analysis, and beyond.
Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here A must-have reference resource for quantitative management researchers, the Dictionary contains over 100 entries covering the fundamentals of quantitative methodologies; covering both analysis and implementation and examples of use, as well as detailed graphics to aid understanding. Every entry features: -An introduction to the topic, -Key relevant features, -A worked example, -A concise summary and a selection of further reading suggestions -Cross-references to associated concepts within the dictionary
Publisher: Academic Conferences and publishing limited
These proceedings represent the work of researchers participating in the 17th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM) which is being hosted this year by Università Roma TRE, Rome, Italy on 12-13 July 2018.
Research methods courses have become a compulsory component of most degree programs in sport management. This is the first introductory research methods textbook to focus exclusively on sport management. Through the use of examples, cases and data taken from the real world of sport management it opens up a traditionally dry area of study, helping the student to understand the vital importance of sound methodology in their studies and subsequent professional practice. The book covers the full range of quantitative and qualitative methods across the whole span of the research process, from research design and the literature review to data analysis and report writing. Every chapter contains a range of useful features to aid student learning, including summaries, discussion questions and guides to further resources, as well as examples drawn from contemporary sport around the world. Research Methods for Sport Management is an essential course text for all sport management students and an invaluable reference for any sport management professional involved in operational research.
This volume has developed from a conference held at the European Institute of Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), Brussels in June 1984. The papers selected for this volume comprise about fifty per cent of those presented at the conference and reflect some of the important trends in European strategic management research. Among the topics covered are the longitudinal and process aspects of strategy; the international aspects of strategy; business-government relationships and analytical techniques, especially industry analysis and competitive strategy.
Whatever your project management interests or informational needs, The Frontiers of Project Management Research offers you stimulating ideas for tomorrow and innovative approaches from today, all at your fingertips.