Research Methods for Managers / Edition 4

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Overview

The highly-anticipated Fourth Edition of this bestselling text still succeeds in providing a step-by-step guide to implementing particular methodologies, while simultaneously encouraging a strong awareness of philosophical assumptions.

Using a practical approach, but with explicit attention to the role of theory in management research, the new edition of Research Methods for Managers is a stimulating guide for students in management, organization and organization research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847870940
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/20/2010
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John
Gill,
before his retirement, was Reader in Management in Sheffield Business
School.

In recent years Phil has participated in the generation and management of over £420, 000 of research funding, over £330,000 of which was provided by EPSRC and ESRC. Involved in much of this research have been local public and private sector organizations as sponsors of research and as research sites for both data collection and for change-management interventions. This research has concerned a range of issues including: management control; corporate governance; contractor-client relations; evolving management roles. Recently Phil has engaged in ESRC sponsored research into "Benchmarking Good Practice in Qualitative Management Research" which is part of the ESRC Research Methodology Programme.

Currently Phil is a referee for a number of academic journals and reviews book proposals for several major academic publishers. He has also been a guest editor for the journal Management Decision and has recently been appointed as Associate Editor for a new international journal, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management.

Phil's education includes: BA (Hons) Sociology (Sheffield); MSc Organization Development (CNAA); MSc Advance Educational and Social Research Methods (Open University); Ph D Management and Organization (CNAA).

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: ISSUES AND PROCESSES IN MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
Introduction
Starting Management Research
The Role of Theory in Research Methods
PART TWO: KEY METHODS IN MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
Experimental Research Design
Action Research
Survey Research Design
Qualitative Methodology
The Case of Ethnography
PART THREE: PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES AND DEVELOPMENTS IN MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
Philosophical Disputes and Management Research
Conclusions
Evaluating Management Research

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