Management Research: Theory and Practice

Management Research: Theory and Practice

Paperback Sage Series in Management Research

By (author) Mark Easterby-Smith, By (author) Professor Richard Thorpe, By (author) Paul R. Jackson, By (author) Andy Lowe

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  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 226mm x 23mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 14 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847871771
  • ISBN 13: 9781847871770
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 264,585

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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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Table of contents

Introduction The Ingredients of Successful Research Doing a Literature Review The Philosophy of Management Research Designing Management Research The Politics and Ethics of Management Research Creating Qualtitative Data Making Sense of Qualitative Data Creating Quantitative Data Making Sense of Quantitative Data Multivariate Analysis Writing and Disseminating Management Research