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Doing Management Research: a Comprehensive Guide

by Thietart R et al SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
03/2001
ISBN:
9780761965176
Format:
Pbk 432 pages
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Doing Management Research provides answers to questions and problems which researchers invariably encounter when embarking on management research, be it quantitative or qualitative. The book carefully guides the reader through the research process from beginning to end, first explaining how to identify and formulate a research problem, how to define what to investigate, and decide on the most effective process to employ, then enabling the reader to acquire and build upon empirical evidence, and to decide what tools to use to understand and describe what is being observed and which methods of analysis can be best adopted. Finally, the book dedicates a section to writing up and communicating the research findings. Doing Management Research results from the experience of a large group of researchers who have all had to address the different issues raised when undertaking management research. It is anchored in real methodological problems which researchers face when doing their research. Written in an accessible and easy-to-use style, this book can be read from cover to cover or dipped into, to clarify particular issues during the research process.Primarily aimed at doctoral students, Doing Management Research is also a useful reference for more senior researchers who are looking for answers to epistemological or methodological problems. Author//Editor Description: Raymond Alain Thietart is Professor of Strategy and Management at the University of Paris-Dauphine, and affiliate professor at Essec Business School, France.

PART ONE: CONCEPTION Epistemological Foundations Constructing the Research Problem Exploring and Testing What Approach with Which Data? Researching Content and Researching Process PART TWO: IMPLEMENTATION Research Design Linking Concepts and Data Sampling Data Collection and Managing the Data Source Validity and Reliability PART THREE: ANALYSIS Comparison Tests Causal Analysis and Modeling Classifying and Structuring Analyzing Social Networks Longitudinal Analyses Analyzing Representations and Discourse PART FOUR: PUBLICATION AND COMMUNICATION Writing Up the Research The Research Environment

`This book provides refreshing and powerful insights on the challenges of conducting management research from a European perspective. Particulalrly for someone embarking on a managment research career this book will provide valuable guidelines' - Ian MacMillan, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania



`This comprehensive volume is distinguished by its balance and pragmatism. The authors who present the various research methods are not proponents but researchers who have applied these methods. The authors who discuss philosophical and strategic issues are not advocates but researchers who have had to confront these issues in their research' - Bill Starbuck, New York University



`Doing Management Research is a fabulous contribution to our field. Thietart and his colleagues have put together a unique and valuable guide to help management scholars more deeply understand the issues, dynamics and contradictions of executing first class managerial research. This book will hold an important place on the researcher's desk for years to come' - Michael Tushman, Harvard Business School



`This is an excellent in-depth examination of the conduct of management research. It will serve as a valuable resource for management scholars and researchers and is a must read for Ph.D. students in management' - Michael Hitt, Arizona State University



`This book will prove to be an excellent guide for those engaged in management research for the first time and an excellent refresher for more


experienced scholars. Raymond Thietart and his colleagues should be thanked roundly for this comprehensive volume' - Gordon Walker, Southern Methodist University, Cox Business School



`This textbook makes an outstanding contribution to texts on management research. For researchers considering management research it offers an extensive guide to the research process' - Paula Roberts, Nurse Researcher



`A valuable addition to research groups and libraries. Recommended' - Journal of the Operational Research Society

Distinguished Professor, Management Department Director of the Doctoral and Ph.D. Programs Research area: Organization theory and strategic management.