Qualitative Methods in Management Research

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Author: Evert Gummesson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761920144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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In the Second Edition of this bestselling book Evert Gummesson presents a fresh approach to case study research. Stressing the need for involved rather than detached researchers, Gummesson links quality assessment of case study research to current total quality management thinking and proposes the concept of management action science - where the researcher is both actor and student - as the most advanced and rewarding approach to research. The book is written in an easy-to-read personal style and is laden with examples from academic research, real-world practice and management consultancy.

Management Research Methodology

Integration of Principles, Methods and Techniques

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Author: K. N. Krishnaswamy,Appa Iyer Sivakumar,M. Mathirajan

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788177585636

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

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Handbook of Research Methods in Corporate Social Responsibility

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Author: David Crowther,Linne Lauesen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178471092X

Category:

Page: 512

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Corporate social responsibility now touches upon most aspects of the interaction between business and society. The approaches taken to research in this area are as varied as the topics that are researched; yet this is the first book to address the whole range of methods available. The book identifies the methods available, evaluates their use and discusses the circumstances in which they might be appropriate. It also includes forward-thinking guidance from experienced academics on the future directions of research in the area.

Emergent Strategies for E-Business Processes, Services and Implications: Advancing Corporate Frameworks

Advancing Corporate Frameworks

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Author: Lee, In

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605661554

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

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"This book presents a collection of research associated with the emerging e-business technologies and applications, attempting to stimulate the advancement of various e-business frameworks and applications, and to provide future research directions"--Provided by publisher.

Qualitative methods in organizational research

a practical guide

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Author: Catherine Cassell

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780803987692

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 253

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If you're looking for a resource that clearly outlines practical techniques and methods for conducting qualitative research in organizational settings, then this is the book for you. Covering a diverse range of methods, this invaluable book focuses on qualitative approaches in practice. After considering the role and distinctive features of qualitative methods in organizations, the contributors outline a number of different approaches and techniques. The purpose, rationale, and context of each approach is described and guidelines on when and how they might be used are presented. Case examples illustrate costs and limits as well as advantages of each technique. A special feature of this volume is its attention to range and diversity: Alongside well-known methods such as interviewing, participant observation, and case studies, newer approaches like stakeholder analysis and tracer studies are included.

Doing Research in the Real World

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Author: David E Gray

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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Doing Research in the Real World provides the clearest and most accessible introduction to research strategies and techniques. David Gray equips readers with the skills necessary to design and implement their own research project. The book covers all the essential aspects of actually doing research, providing coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods, and dealing with all the main elements of the research process and the design of appropriate research tools. Practically focused throughout, Doing Research in the Real World encourages the reader to develop an awareness of the real nature of research, and the means by which data can be collected, validated and interpreted. The book will help the reader to: - select appropriate projects for research whilst identifying the possibilities and limitations within their own working environment for conducting a research project - decide on the most effective research design strategies - select and use appropriate data and literature sources - select appropriate research methods - choose and implement methods of data collection - analyze and present data for the maximum impact - think critically about the nature and values of the research agenda Written in a lively and engaging manner, the book includes a number of student activities and a variety of work related case studies. Doing Research in the Real World is an invaluable resource for students and researchers completing work-related research projects across the social sciences, and is an invaluable tool for those undertaking research in the workplace.

Managers Learning in Action

Management Learning, Research and Education

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Author: David Coghlan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415323053

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 193

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Rather than offering either a purely practical or theoretical context, this text is written by a team of managers and academics, combining theory and practice to create a holistic, and above all realistic, exploration of learning at work, including real life examples of management challenges. Whether rescuing an ailing organization or managing inter-organization relations, managing change or managing human resources, many of today's crucial management challenges are addressed. Covering a range of sectors, the organizations studied include those in: hi-tech manufacturing engineering telecommunications healthcare transport government agencies. Contributors are drawn from three well-established academic programmes: the Irish Management Institute/ University of Dublin Masters in Management Practice; the US Benedictine University PhD in Organizational Development and the Henley Management College DBA, and the volume is edited by the academic directors of these programmes. By offering these managers' own reflections on their experiences in the context of relevant management theory, this text provides an important and innovative contribution for those studying organizations as well as for those managers who are currently learning and developing at work.

Research Methods for Business Students

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Author: Mark Saunders,Philip Lewis,Adrian Thornhill

Publisher: Financial Times Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780273658047

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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Research Methods for Business Students (3rd edition) Mark NK Saunders, Oxford Brookes University Business School Philip Lewis, Gloucestershire Business School, University of Gloucestershire Adrian Thornhill, Gloucestershire Business School, University of Gloucestershire This revised and fully-updated edition continues to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and necessary skills to complete a piece of business research. The content is academically rigorous with an engaging and accessible style. Written in a manner which greatly facilitates self-study, the reader is taken step-by-step through the research process, while numerous worked examples, real-life case studies and student activities bring to life the realities of undertaking business research. " New features: "" " " Discussion of a range of web based approaches for collecting data Internet addresses for selected on-line Government datasets from throughout the world Advice on undertaking research in international settings Section on presenting research findings orally New case studies with discussion questions Additional international worked examples and diagrams Enhanced Website with separate student and lecturer sections Extensive glossary with over 300 definitions of key terms " Classic features: " The best selling Business and Management research methods text book Application of appropriate information technology as an integral part of the text Wide variety of worked examples from across business and management Self check questions with answers for each chapter Help with progressing the student's researchproject Research Methods for Business Students is suitable for final year undergraduate and masters students.

Management Research

An Introduction

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Author: Mark Easterby-Smith,Richard Thorpe,Andy Lowe

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761972853

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

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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.

Grounded theory in management research

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Author: Karen D. Locke,Karen Locke

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780761964278

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

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Grounded Theory in Management is the most widely used qualitative method in social science research, and is a particularly popular method amongst management and organization reserachers. However, resources for conducting grounded theory are spread across a number of disciplines, such as sociology, nursing, education and pyschology, making it difficult for organization and management scholars to track them down. This book describes the grounded theory approach for organization and management researchers needing to fully understand the possibilities and challenges of this method. It brings together the broadly dispersed discussions of grounded theory's logic and practices, restoring the grounded theory style of qualitative research for students and teachers of organization and management. Grounded Theory in Management Research is particularly useful for graduate students embarking on or involved in quantitative studies of organizational and managerial life, and for academics teaching research methods courses in management and organization studies.

Das Neue Denken

Die Entstehung eines ganzheitlichen Weltbildes im Spannungsfeld zwischen Naturwissenschaft und Mystik

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Author: Fritjof Capra

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105608052

Category: Science

Page: 366

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In dieser Darstellung der Entstehung eines ganzheitlichen Weltbilds, in Capras Begegnungen und Gesprächen mit den Wegbereitern der Wendezeit lernen wir jene Avantgarde der Wissenschaft kennen, die nicht mehr an das Trugbild von der Wertfreiheit der Wissenschaft glaubt, sondern die sich engagiert für eine von Verantwortung getragene Werteordnung. Capra läßt nicht nur das Denken, sondern auch die Persönlichkeit der bedeutenden Vordenker des Umbruchs in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft hervortreten und macht damit erfahrbar, worum es ihnen in erster Linie geht: um eine menschliche Welt und eine menschenwürdige Zukunft. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Exploring information systems research approaches

readings and reflections

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Author: Robert Galliers,M. Lynne Markus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415771979

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 453

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Exploring Information Systems Research Approaches is intended for supervisors and research students in the Information Systems and related fields. This collection of thought-provoking articles, arranged in sections that reflect the broadening nature of the field, provides examples of a range of research approaches. The book focuses on different research approaches - their strengths, limitations, and the conclusions which can be drawn from them - and explores the impact of information and communication technologies on groups, on organizations, between organizations, on markets, and on society worldwide.The articles selected have been chosen to represent an approach to research, or an alternative design within an approach (e.g., single case versus multiple cases; survey within industry versus survey across industries). Each section is preceded by an editorial introduction that places the chosen articles in context of other, similar research, and provides a summary of the articles in terms of the: research method employed focus and perspective of the research technology being employed findings and overall contribution of the work. Each introduction also highlights various issues and factors that the reader should consider when studying each of the articles in the section and includes ideas for further reading and discussion questions suitable for doctoral research seminars.

Academy of Management Journal

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Author: Academy of Management

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Industrial management

Page: N.A

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Focus on management theory and practice

Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization

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Author: David Coghlan,Teresa Brannick

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412902472

Category: Social Science

Page: 157

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This text provides a primer on action research, and how to use it to understand organizations. The author's unique resource addresses the potential pitfalls, the politics and ethics of researching your own organization.

The Handbook for Focus Group Research

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Author: Thomas L Greenbaum

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761912538

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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As one of the most popular tools for gathering information in today's market place, focus groups require understanding of purpose and good grounding in the technique to be effective. Thomas Greenbaum provides the latest information on conducting effective focus groups in this revised edition of The Handbook for Focus Group Research. New chapters discuss the technology revolution and its relevance to focus group research, with particular reference to the strengths and weaknesses of video conferencing and the Internet; the globalization of focus groups and the need to understand the major differences between focus group research in different countries, and how to compare results across national boundaries. Included are the physician and general practitioner focus group – a much sought-after segment for market research in the 1990’s by drug companies; and what to do about the persistent weaknesses in the focus group process caused by ineffective management of field services, unacceptable recruiting, lack of thoroughness in rescreening and lack of professionalism in general.