Research in Organizations

Foundations and Methods in Inquiry

by Richard A. Swanson,

Richard A. Swanson and Elwood F. Holton, leading scholars in the field, bring together contributions from more than twenty distinguished researchers from multiple disciplines to provide a comprehensive introductory textbook on organizational research.

Designed for use by professors and students in graduate-level programs in business, management, organizational leadership, and human resource development,
Research in Organizations teaches how to apply a range of methodolgies to the study of organizations. This comprehensive guide covers the theoretical foundations of various research methods, shows how to apply those methods in organizational settings, and examines the ethical conduct of research. It provides a holistic perspective, embracing quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methodology approaches and illuminating them through numerous illustrative examples.
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers; July 2005
  • ISBN 9781605093338
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  • Title: Research in Organizations
  • Author: Richard A. Swanson; Elwood F. Holton
  • Imprint: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

In The Press

"If research is the seed, this book is the tool to till the soil."
—Ken Melrose, Chairman and CEO, The Toro Company

Research in Organizations is unique—it speaks clearly to seasoned and beginning scholars."
—Irwin L. Goldstein, Dean, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland