Management Research

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SAGE, 2008 - Business & Economics - 351 pages
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A phenomenal success from its first edition, the Third Edition continues to be the definitive word in management research methods. A preview the Third Edition's opening chapters guide to its teaching and learning features, designed to stimulate student engagement with the content. Integrating qualitative and quantitative methods, underpinned by an understanding of philosophy and, crucially, politics, Management Research succeeds in tackling complex issues in a clear and accessible way. Watch the author video to find out how the Third Edition will help readers to conduct and understand the logic behind management research.It includes six new chapters on: reviewing the field, designing management research, ethics, action research, gathering and analysing qualitative and quantitative data, and writing-up. It provides expanded coverage of quantitative methods for a balanced treatment of quantitative and qualitative approaches. It includes more learning features to stimulate and engage students: real-world examples and numerous individual and class review exercises.It also includes a new companion website with a full instructors' manual, including PowerPoint slides and extra case material for lecturers. Students have free access to downloadable journal articles, practice datasets and author podcasts. The three authors, all highly-experienced management researchers, give practical guidance to help students to conduct management research as well as truly understand the logic behind it. Its lively and direct style and use of personal examples makes Management Research an invaluable companion to students in management, organization, and organizational research.

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Richard has a range of research interests which include: performance, remuneration, small business and entrepreneurship, management learning and development, and leadership. He has sought to develop these interests at all the institutions in which he has worked. His early industrial experience informed the way his ethos has developed. Common themes are: a strong commitment to process methodologies and a focus on action in all itrsquo;s forms; an interest in and commitment to the development of doctoral students and the development of capacity within the sector; a commitment to collaborative working on projects of mutual interest.

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