Essential Skills for Management Research
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Essential Skills for Management Research


© 2002 | 282 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Essential Skills for Management Research provides an authoritative overview of research methodology for both students and professional researchers in management. Based on management research methods course needs, and written by expert academics in the field, this book is informed by the requirements of students, professionals and lecturers in management research.

Essential Skills for Management Research 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 straight-forward advice on how to:

- develop a systematic methodology

- learn to be a successful writer

- acknowledge the individual in the researcher

Essential Skills for Management Research arose from the growing need to address the practical concerns of students in undertaking research that is relevant to management practice. The book develops tangible skills and will be an invaluable guide for management researchers and students at postgraduate and MBA levels.

PART ONE: PHILOSOPHY AND RESEARCH
Robert Chia
The Production of Management Knowledge
Philosophical Underpinnings of Research Design  
Nada Korac-Kakabadse, Andrew Kakabadse and Alexander Kousmin
Ethical Considerations in Management Research
A `Truth' Seeker's Guide  
PART TWO: RESEARCH PROCESSES
David A Whetten
Modelling-as-Theorizing
A Systematic Methodology for Theory Development  
Anne Sigismund Huff
Learning to Be a Successful Writer
Kim James and Susan Vinnicombe
Acknowledging the Individual in the Researcher
PART THREE: APPROACHES AND TECHNIQUES
Phyl Johnson and Don Harris
Qualitative and Quantitative Issues in Research Design
Val Singh and John Dickson
Ethnographic Approaches to the Study of Organizations
David Partington
Grounded Theory
Alan Harrison
Case Study Research
Mark Jenkins
Cognitive Mapping
Keith Goffin
Repertory Grid Technique
Susan Baker
Laddering
Making Sense of Meaning  
Colin Eden and Chris Huxham
Action Research

For teaching an introductory management course to 1st yr undergrads in German, I looked for an english textbook to enable students a comparison of different research traditions and foci. This book, together with that of Clegg/Kornberger/Pitsis seems to be the best choice for this purpose.

Professor Tobias Scheytt
Faculty of Business and Social Science, University of the Federal Armed Forces
May 1, 2011

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