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.
In qualitative management studies few research monographs are as famous and enduring as Glaser and Strauss's The Discovery of Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research. Since its appearance in 1967 the book has inspired and informed a stream of grounded theory publications, both empirical and methodological, from a growing list of scholars. The output includes notable further offerings from Glaser and Strauss themselves, as well as from their disciples and others who have sought to apply and develop the approach. Despite this proliferation, the original exposition remains the most widely cited reference to grounded theory methodology and method.
The Discovery of Grounded Theory was written at a time when speculative, doctrinaire ‘grand theories’ of culture and social structure dominated the output of the ...