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A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Management Research

A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Management Research

September 2013 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

In Management Research the authors provide a stimulating and critical overview of the key theoretical debates on research paradigms and methodologies, demystifying the process and providing invaluable insights into the politics and practice of research.

Conceived by Chris Grey as an antidote to conventional textbooks, each book in the ‘Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap’ series takes a core area of the curriculum and turns it on its head by providing a critical and sophisticated overview of the key issues and debates in an informal, conversational and often humorous way.

Suitable for students carrying out Undergraduate and Postgraduate dissertations, MBA projects and PHD theses.

Introduction: Why Management Research Matters to Us
Chapter 1: In Search of Management Research
Chapter 2: The Purpose of Management Research
Chapter 3: Philosophies of Management Knowledge
Chapter 4: Methods of Management Research
Chapter 5: Theory in Management Research
Chapter 6: Who Are We to Do This?
Conclusion: What Kind of Management Researcher Are You?

A rather good book with a different approach

Mr Ian Ridley
Computing & Technology, Sunderland University
August 16, 2014

Really good support text - helps to generate a good level of critical thinking

Mrs Jo Townend
Leeds University Business School, Leeds University
August 4, 2014

Great little book that provides students with an easy introduction to research methods. I am recommending it as core reading for undergraduate students undertaking the dissertation module, especially those without prior research training.

Dr Stacey Bushfield
School of Accounting & Finance, Dundee Univ.
July 15, 2014

As with other texts in this series, this book provides a clear, informed and very readable coverage of its subject matter - management research. Lively in style, the authors do a great job in covering key theoretical and practical aspects of the subject. Students will find this a useful and very readable text.

Mr Martin Dowling
School of Management, St Andrews University
June 18, 2014

This looks like a great little book. I think the title is overly modest as it provides a very good account of issues that students struggle to understand when they meet them in longer and more expensive texts.

Mr James Johnston
Business School, Univ. of The West of Scotland
June 11, 2014

A useful book that some students carrying out their fianl year projects will find very useful and they will be directed to it.

Mr Ian Watson
School of Computing, Engineering & IS, Northumbria University
June 11, 2014

Useful introductory text for managers studying research for the first time

Miss Christine Hibbert
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
May 8, 2014

Nice, additional material for Clegg et al. 2011. - reflecting on some issue in organizational research in more detail. Refreshing!

Professor Andrea Fried
Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University
May 7, 2014

Interesting book, however contents were quite different from what I expected.

Dr Joseph Vella
cor, University of Malta
April 8, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: In Search of Management Research