Applied Management Research Methods
To Be Published February 28th 2014 by Routledge
For post-experience business students, research projects can be a daunting prospect. Knowledge of complex theory and methodology, and how to apply them, is crucial--as is writing at an advanced level in a structured, clear and compelling way.
These skills sets are often not developed in a business context, yet students conduct their research independently and with minimum support from their tutors. This textbook breaks the research project into five clear and digestible stages: Define, Design, Collect, and Communicate. This unique model links detailed theoretical understanding with applied research in a way no other research methods text has done, making it easier than ever for students to apply research methods to real business for a top class research project.
Each chapter supports students through a different stage of their research. It leads from the role of research in business and management today, through the design and development of the right research strategy for a project, right up to practical guidance in carrying out the research and composing the final product. Applied Management Research Methods is the only book that covers every stage of the process with equal rigor. It's all MBA and MSc students will need.
Part I: Management and Research Part II: Define Part: III Design Part IV: Collect Part V: Analyse Part VI: Communicate
Nigel Spinks is Academic Fellow at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK.
Susan Rose is an Associate Professor in Marketing Mangement at Henley Business School.
Dr Benjamin Reid is a Senior Researcher on the Future of HR programme of The Work Foundation, Lancaster University, UK.
Ana Canhoto is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Oxford Brookes University, where she leads the MSc Marketing and the Customer Relationship Management Research Cluster. Ana co-chairs the Academy of Marketing's special interest group in Customer Relationship Management and is a regular contributor to the principal marketing conferences.