`It's not often that you'll find an article or book that explains what you need to know in such plain, simple terms. Treasure it' - Andrew Farrell, Doctoral Researcher, Loughborough University `Entertaining and authoritative without being patronising' - Professor Chris Hackley, Royal Holloway, University of London `This is a gem of a book from two of the outstanding management researchers of their generation. Easy to read and entertaining, yet rigorous and comprehensive in its approach, this book will be adopted as an essential aid for students undertaking final year projects, masters dissertations, and as a primer for doctoral researchers' - Professor Graham Hooley, Aston University `This book will fill a vital gap for post graduate research' - Professor Rod Brodie, University of Auckland Business School For anyone involved in developing a research project, this textbook provides an integrated, accessible and humorous account that explains why research methods are the way they are and how they do what they do. Unrivalled in its nature Doing Business Research addresses the research project as a whole and provides: - essential detail of philosophical and theoretical matters that are crucial to conceptualising the nature of methodology - a pragmatic guide to why things are important and how they are important - a huge range of things to consider that the reader can use to develop their research project further - a resource book, providing extensive suggested reading to help the researcher do their research.
China may soon be the biggest economy in the world. This book is a practical guide to business practices, market conditions, negotiations, organizations, networks and the business environment in China. It is aimed specifically at Western and non-Chinese businesses and managers.
Release on 2018-11-05 | by Emma Bell,Alan Bryman,Bill Harley
Author: Emma Bell,Alan Bryman,Bill Harley
Business Research Methods is the complete introduction to doing business research and is an ideal guide for students embarking on a research project. Developed specifically with business and management students in mind, this textbook explores the nature and purpose of business research and the issues it entails, while also providing students with practical advice through "Tips and skills" boxes. In addition to a broad range of relevant examples,the book features a substantial discussion of ethics, and a strong emphasis on the most frequent challenges faced by students, such as choosing a research question, planning a project, and writing it up.Fresh voices and perspectives run throughout this edition. New author, Bill Harley, further internationalizes the book's coverage, based on his expertise in the Australian business and management context. Also hear from Amrit, Jordan, Anna, Ed, and Alex - an additional five students whose personalinsights and advice in the "student experience" feature help you avoid common mistakes, and follow their successful strategies when undertaking your own research project.This edition has been extensively revised, updated, and streamlined. Coverage of E-Research is now woven throughout the entire book to reflect the centrality of internet-based research methods. The book is accompanied by a suite of online resources that include: For students:* Multiple choice questions* Research Project guide * Interviews with students * Data sets * Using Excel in data analysis (in Excel)* Web linksFor lecturers:* Test bank* Discussion questions* PowerPoint slides * Lecturer's guide * Case studies * Figures and plates from the text* VLE cartridge
Available as an E-Inspection Copy! Go here to order Taking the fear out of writing your business project, this book helps you understand and carry out each step of the research process. With detailed, friendly and engaging support it takes you from the very beginning to the very end. Key features: Chapters are structured around FAQs such as ‘How to choose a research question?’, ‘How do I go about a literature review?’ guiding you towards a full understanding of the research process Workbook tasks help you shape your thoughts on each topic, enabling you to decide your own research question and how you will research it The importance of various ideas is clearly signposted, helping you prioritise your time according to your needs and goals. Templates and checklists from the book are also available for download at the Doing Your Business Research Project companion website at study.sagepub.com/beech This interactive guide is ideal for all Business and Management students about to complete a research project or dissertation.
Release on 2010-11-15 | by Pawan S. Budhwar,Arup Varma
Author: Pawan S. Budhwar,Arup Varma
Category: Business & Economics
In response to the increasing interest in the growth and developments in the Indian economy, and the dynamic nature of the rapidly changing Indian business environment, this textbook is designed to provide a comprehensive guide to doing business in the Indian context. Written by academic experts in their respective fields, this book is divided into three parts: the Indian business context, conducting business in India, and India and the world. Key information is presented on a wide range of topics, including: Both the shortcomings and opportunities associated with the Indian business environment The economic development model in India Critical skills for negotiation and incentives for foreign investors, including case studies of Italian companies that have entered the Indian market in different ways Business culture in India, including particular customs and etiquette In addition to the pedagogical features, each chapter contains a set of key issues, and there is also a list of useful websites covering a wide range of business needs. This book introduces students to business in India, and will be also be of use to investors, organisations and managers who are already doing business, or intend to start one, in India.
Release on 2004 | by Thomas H. Becker,Thomas H.. Becker
A Guide to Cultures, Practices, and Opportunities
Author: Thomas H. Becker,Thomas H.. Becker
Pubpsher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Business & Economics
A practical and comprehensive guide to the business cultures, practices, and emerging opportunities in the dynamic growth region of South and Central America, for small- and large-business executives alike.
Straight-talking Dragons' Den star, Duncan Bannatyne, started it all with a single ice cream van and now manages a portfolio of leisure businesses and a high profile media career. So how did one of the UK's most successful serial entrepreneurs go from trouble-making schoolboy to OBE; from unemployment benefit claimant to multi-millionaire? The Unauthorized Guide to Doing Business the Duncan Bannatune Way draws out the universal lessons from Duncan Bannatyne's remarkable success and identifies 10 strategies for running a business that can be applied to any business or career: Anyone can do it Know yourself and fill in the gaps The right ideas are everywhere you look Don't skimp on the research Plan your enterprise Never mind the atrium! Have the right people by your side Make money, expand rapidly, then make more money Put your name over the door Give it all away before you die Want to be the best? The secrets of phenomenal success are in your hands. Check out the other Unauthorized Guides in this series: Richard Branson; Alan Sugar; Jamie Oliver; Bill Gates; and Philip Green.
a global perspective of electronic commerce : with 34 figures
Author: Celia T. Romm,Fay Sudweeks
Pubpsher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
This volume presents a global perspective on the major areas of electronic commerce, including (but not limited to) those related to the World Wide Web. It does not focus on technical issues, but instead examines the commercial, social and cultural aspects of electronic commerce, including buyer-seller relationships, consumer decision making, information strategy, EDI, electronic banking, information systems for electronic banking, and channel integration.