Now in its Fifth Edition, this much-loved text offers theoretical and philosophical depth as well as insights into practice. The text covers the entire research process in an accessible way and provides critical, thoughtful treatment of important issues like ethics and politics, making it an invaluable companion for any business and management student New to the Fifth Edition: *Expanded to include examples from across business and management including Marketing, International Business and Psychology * Up-to-date, international examples and cases from a range of countries * Introductory chapter looks at writing proposals in detail * Chapter on the literature review w includes how to critically review * Move towards new techlogies and social media including discussion of wikis and cloud sourcing * Improved structure and flow, with three chapters on qualitative methods and three on quantitative methods * Additional practical exercises which are linked to key research tasks throughout The companion website (https://edge.sagepub.com/easterbysmith) offers a wealth of resources for both lecturers and students including, for lecturers, an instructor's manual and PowerPoint slides and, for students, author podcasts, journal articles, web links, MCQs, datasets and a glossary.
http://www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/dml/profiles/64/ Richard Thorpe is Professor of Management Development and Pro Dean for Research at Leeds University Business School. His research interests have included: performance, entrepreneurship, knowledge and leadership as well as research methods in management research. His early career as a management trainee on a Clarks programme informed the way his ethos has developed. Following a period in industry his first academic appointment was as a researcher at Strathclyde University in the Pay and Reward Research Centre. There, as a consequence of the research conducted he developed close links with practitioners, intermediaries and policy makers, something he has strived to maintain as his career progressed. Common themes in his work are: a strong commitment to conducting research in collaboration with practitioners; a focus on action and change; an interest in and commitment to the development of doctoral students and the development of capacity within the sector. Richard has been past president and chair of the British Academy of Management and member of the ESRC Training and Development Board. He is currently chair of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies.
Mark Easterby-Smith, Paul Jackson, Professor Richard Thorpe
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