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Doing Research in Business and Management An Introduction to Process and Method

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ISBN-10: 0761959505

ISBN-13: 9780761959502

Edition: 1998

Authors: Dan Remenyi, Brian Williams, Arthur Money, Ethne Swartz

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'[T]here is, as with all the chapters, an excellent set of suggested further reading...' - Management Learning`Postgraduate students should find this a useful book, since it focuses on issues specific to their requirements. The philosophical underpinnings, methodology and practicalities of research are all discussed within the context of postgraduate research' - International Small Business JournalThis wide-ranging text comprehensively overviews management research and research methodology. The authors take the reader through all the major stages of the research process and introduce the key methods.After highlighting the different contexts and purposes, strategies and tactics, programmes and processes of management research, the authors provide detailed coverage of the relevant research approaches and methods. They discuss the interrelationship of theoretical and empirical research, and how these apply to practice. The implications of using quantitative and qualitative methods are examined, and practical advice is given on the available analysis techniques and software packages.
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 9/14/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Frank Bannister is a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Trinity College, Dublin. After graduating from university, he joined the Irish civil service and worked in operations research and economic policy for three years prior to joining Price Waterhouse as a management consultant in 1978. Over the following sixteen years to 1994, he worked with Price Waterhouse on a wide range of information systems assignments in Ireland, the U.K. and Europe in both the public and private sectors, specialising in financial modelling, system design & development and in system specification & selection. He remained a Consulting Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting until their take-over by IBM in January 2003. In 1994 he moved to Trinity College where he is currently Director of Studies for the Management Science and Information Systems (MSISS) programme. His currently teaching responsibilities include strategic information systems and decision making and modelling. His research interests are in IT value and evaluation, IT acquisition as well as in e-government and e-democracy. Frank has written many articles on information technology and systems and has lectured extensively on these and related topics in Ireland and the UK.

Context and Process
Business and Management Research in Perspective
Philosophical Background to Research
Research Strategies and Tactics
The Research Programme and Process
Approach, Method and Data
The Positivist Approach to Empirical Research
Phenomenology: The Non-Positivist Approach
The Research Process
Collecting Empirical Data
The Questionnaire
The Case Study
The Sample
Statistical Analysis
Reporting Research
Ethical Considerations
Writing Up the Research
Evaluation of Masters and Doctoral Degrees