Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The highly-anticipated Fourth Edition of this bestselling text still succeeds in providing a step-by-step guide to implementing particular methodologies, while simultaneously encouraging a strong awareness of philosophical assumptions. NEW to the Fourth Edition: - Expanded coverage to accommodate recent developments in management research methodology. New topics include: doing a literature review, case study research, action research, mixed methods, and writing-up. - Packed with practical research examples and exercises that encourage students to reflect upon the issues raised and relate them to their own experience. - Additional learning features including critical reflection boxes, case studies and chapter summaries. - A companion website with a full Instructors' Manual and PowerPoint slides. Students have free access to downloadable journal articles and author podcasts. Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/gillandjohnson Using a practical approach, but with explicit attention to the role of theory in management research, the new edition of Research Methods for Managers is a stimulating guide for students in management, organization and organization research.
This new edition helps management students with the methods they need when undertaking their proejct work, be it at first degree, diploma, MBA or doctorate level. The text incorporates feedback from a range of researchers, educators and students, with new examples of management research included.
Code: JCO-SIONDescription: Business Research has been identified as one of the most crucial elements in any organisation's success. This 2nd enlarged and revised edition of Research Methods for Management provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary business research topics and business statistics examples for both researchers and managers. It also provides the basics of research methods in simple terms, and covers the syllabi requirements of MBA, MIB and other postgraduate-level Management courses of Indian universities. The book substantially contributes to the mainstream of research and attends to all the vital facets of emerging concepts with clarity.
Release on 2013-12-04 | by Karin Sanders,Julie A. Cogin,Hugh T.J. Bainbridge
Author: Karin Sanders,Julie A. Cogin,Hugh T.J. Bainbridge
Category: Business & Economics
Since the beginning of the century, there have been calls for the integration of traditional individualistic (micro) and management (macro) paradigms in Human Resource Management studies. In order to understand this so-called ’black box,’ the HR field needs research which is more sensitive to institutional and cultural contexts, focusing on formal and informal relationships between employees, supervisors and HR managers and the means by which these organizational participants enable and motivate one another. This book presents advanced quantitative and mixed research methods that can be used to analyze integrated macro and micro paradigms within the field of Human Resource Management. Multi actor, social network and longitudinal research practices, among others, are explored. Readers will gain insight into the advantages and disadvantages of different research methods in order to evaluate which type is most suitable to their research. This book is suitable for both advanced researchers and graduate students.
Release on 2014-07-21 | by A. J. Veal,Christine Burton
Author: A. J. Veal,Christine Burton
Research Methods for Arts and Event Management provides a compelling and comprehensive guide to research methods for undergraduate and postgraduate students in arts and event management, as well as for managers in the arts/culture/events industries. This book provides students and practising managers with the following: • Essential skills in designing their own qualitative and quantitative research studies that can be implemented in a real working environment • Guidance in designing, managing, and monitoring research work which students and practising managers may commission from consultants • The necessary theoretical and practical basis to identify and implement appropriate methodologies to conduct research for academic dissertations and theses in the fields of arts, cultural and event management. Furthermore, the book provides readers with multiple test questions, exercises and further resources, as well as a section on specialist terminology. A. J. Veal is Adjunct Professor at the School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Christine Burton is an Associate Professor with the UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney. Her research focuses on audience development in the museum and arts sectors. Prior to becoming an academic, Christine worked as an arts consultant in Australia and the United Kingdom. Christine has worked on a number of research projects and consultancies including social impact of the arts, arts facilities development and public art planning and development.
Management Research Methodology: Integration of Principles, Methods and Techniques (For Anna University) adopts a balanced approach involving theory, applications and computations of research methodology for business students and entry-level managers. The text blends problem-solving techniques, creative aspects, mathematical modeling and quantitative approaches in a reader-friendly manner for enhanced understanding. Covering special topics like creativity, soft-system methodology, mathematical modeling and heuristics programming, this text serves as a handy reference for systematic research in production or operations, finance, marketing, and human resource management. Students studying management research, the social sciences, and industrial management will find this text a valuable guide to the subject.
This revision of a best selling research methods textbook introduces social science methods as applied broadly to the study of issues that arise as part of organizational life. These include issues involving organizational participants such as managers, teachers, customers, patients and clients, and transactions within and between organizations. In this new edition, chapter 19 now focuses on describing the modeling process and outcomes. An entirely new chapter 20 now addresses challenges to modeling. It goes substantially beyond a discussion of statistical inference. It also discusses issues in interpreting variance, explained estimates, and standardized and unstandardized regression coefficients. A new capstone chapter 21 helps students recognize good research. This textbook is accompanied by an Instructor's Manual for course use.
Release on 2002-03-28 | by Mark Easterby-Smith,Richard Thorpe,Andy Lowe
Author: Mark Easterby-Smith,Richard Thorpe,Andy Lowe
Category: Business & Economics
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.