Pawar’s book is extremely well written, abundantly useful and a seminal contribution to the literature on theory building. It is a concise book that can inform academically inclined managers on what is essential to research. And undoubtedly, this book is a reassuring bedside text for management doctoral scholars of all time.
A holistic guide to theory building...enhanced with insightful thoughts and citations of other great thinkers and researchers of international repute. This book will serve as an essential reading material for research method courses in various research degree programs such as M.Phil and Ph.D and fellow programs in management. It will be useful for the researchers in the areas of organizational behaviour, human resource management, organization theory, strategy and policy and marketing.
[The book] addresses an important gap in the training of post-graduate and advanced bachelor’s level students...the book will help students gain an understanding of a critical part of the research design process and hopefully encourage the formation and refinement of creative research ideas.
This book is meant for researchers pursuing quantitative research and interested in doing incremental science. The author has used the positivistic approach to theory building and the book is an outcome of this approach. He has distilled his extensive experience of teaching research methods course to come up with a book that can be used both as a text book by doctoral students and as a ready reckoner by practicing researcher. This book is useful for a researcher who might often come across various terms (concept, construct, variable, premise, mediation, etc.)....
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