Management and Business Research (6th ed.)

by Mark Easterby-Smith, Richard Thorpe, Paul R Jackson, Lena J. Jaspersen

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  • 9781526424792
  • 9781526450999
  • 9781526450975

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The Sixth Edition continues to give students a comprehensive overview of what is needed to carry-out successful and effective research, with practical hands-on guidance on how to conduct a dissertation project or research thesis, in business and management.

New to This Edition:

  • Complimentary fully integrated interactive eBook version.
  • Coverage of online data collection, netnography, big data and data visualization.
  • Research philosophy in chapter 3 is further supported and enhanced by an author video overview available online and a pull out at the back of the book that gives a useful visual representation of each key component of the research process using a tree as a metaphor.
  • Annotated further reading recommendations. 

An important new feature is the “Research in Action” textboxes, which consist of engaging accounts of real-world research experiences from academics, practitioners and students. Examples include measuring the impact of development programmes on Chinese rural communities, and qualitative data being used to measure the experiences of UK taxi drivers. Each contributor has also given a practical ‘top tip’ for doing research successfully.

The book is complemented by a FREE Interactive eBook and online resources including PowerPoint slides, datasets, multiple-choice questions, e-flashcards and links to additional online material.

Suitable reading for any student carrying out a research project, dissertation or thesis in business and management.

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  • SAGE Publications; April 2018
  • ISBN: 9781526450999
  • Edition: 6
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Management and Business Research
  • Author: Mark Easterby-Smith; Richard Thorpe; Paul R Jackson; Lena J. Jaspersen
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781526424792
  • 9781526450999
  • 9781526450975

In The Press

The area of Research Methods is often perceived as either daunting or tiresome to those starting their research journey, however this book through its well-structured and engaging format resolves these concerns. The combination of resources not only provides stimulation but also caters to a wealth of different learning styles and is very accessible. A great book for those at undergraduate or PhD level.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781526424792
  • 9781526450999
  • 9781526450975