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How to Write Your MBA Thesis: Series in Intercultural and Global Management
     

How to Write Your MBA Thesis: Series in Intercultural and Global Management

by Stephanie Jones
 

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ISBN-10: 1841262315

ISBN-13: 2901841262313

Pub. Date: 02/05/2008

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport

Maastricht School of Management (MSM) raises the standard of management knowledge among managers and executives with varied cultural and professional backgrounds around the globe. MSM engages in management education, international projects and partnerships, and research with a special focus on emerging economies and developing countries. MSM is a non-profit

Overview

Maastricht School of Management (MSM) raises the standard of management knowledge among managers and executives with varied cultural and professional backgrounds around the globe. MSM engages in management education, international projects and partnerships, and research with a special focus on emerging economies and developing countries. MSM is a non-profit foundation and its activities have a strong social dimension.

MSM provides technical assistance and training to government agencies, semigovernment agencies, NGOs, post-secondary education institutions and the private sector, including small and medium enterprises. MSM offers full- and part-time graduate programs at campuses in China, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Russia, Namibia, the Netherlands, Peru, Rwanda, Suriname, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. MSM is the largest and most international business school of the Netherlands.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901841262313
Publisher:
Meyer & Meyer Sport
Publication date:
02/05/2008
Series:
Maastricht School of Management/Series in Intercultural and Global Management
Pages:
320

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series     7
Preface     9
You     10
Your ambitions for your thesis - the Nobel Prize or happy with a Pass?     13
Getting started - deciding on your topic     21
Planning your schedule - to hit the deadline     26
Your Research     28
Where are you going to look? - the art of the possible     36
Deciding on your research approach - quantitative or qualitative - and preparing and structuring your proposal     39
Getting organized - the practical details     53
Your Supervisor     54
Responsibilities of students and supervisors     54
Expert or friend? - what do you need?     56
Why should he or she help you? - their research interests     57
Can he or she help you? - their knowledge and approach     60
They have a life too - time management     61
Your Writing     63
Style - should be appropriate     65
Paragraphs - use them     67
Transitions - make it flow     67
Writing do's and don'ts     68
Punctuation - it plays a part     71
Your Preparation     76
Structure - follow the rules     76
Font, layout - getit right     77
Referencing - perfect to the letter     81
Am I ready to write-up? - checklist     91
Your Thesis     92
Cover page     93
Copyright notice     95
Acknowledgements     95
Abstract     96
List of figures, tables, abbreviations     97
Contents     98
Introduction     101
Literature review     106
Research methodology     113
Data analysis and findings     126
Conclusion, recommendations and future studies     129
Reference list     131
Appendices     132
Biography     132
Your Defense     135
Know your stuff - inside out     139
Like your stuff - be proud, it was a lot of work     140
Introduce yourself - and why you chose this     141
PowerPoints - keep them simple     141
Q & A - be straight and to the point     144
Your Marks     145
Your examiners - friend or foe?     145
What they are looking for     146
How they decide     151
What if you don't like their decision? - appeal processes      152
Your Publication     155
Would anyone else want to read this?     155
Where to start - possible publishers     155
Would anyone else want to hear this? - Possible audiences     156
A kick-off to doctoral work? - the sky is the limit     157
Appendices     158
Bibliography     319

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