Part I. Challenges and Ambiguities of Business Research: 1. Introduction; 2. Research in business studies; Part II. The Research Process: 3. The research process; 4. Research problems; 5. Research design; 6. Measurements; Part III. Implementation: 7. Data collection for qualitative research; 8. Qualitative data analysis; 9. Data collection for quantitative research; 10. Description and preliminary analysis of quantitative data; 11. Multiple regression; 12. Additional methods of quantitative analysis; 13. Cross-cultural research; 14. Writing the final report.
Providing clear, practical explanations of research methods in business studies, this guide is indispensable for students writing reports.
Pervez Ghauri is Professor of International Business at University of Birmingham. Ghauri is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Business Review and Consulting Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies. Ghauri has published more than thirty books and more than hundred articles in top level journals. Kjell Gronhaug is Professor emeritus, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Bergen-Sandviken. He is Honorary Professor at University of Turku, Goeteborgs universitet and Stockholm School of Economics. His publications include eighteen authored and co-authored books and some 200 articles in leading European and American journals. Roger Strange is Professor of International Business at the University of Sussex Business School. He is an Associate Editor of the International Business Review, a Senior Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Management, and on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of World Business, the Global Strategy Journal, and the Asia Pacific Business Review. His publications include twelve authored or edited books, and numerous book chapters and articles in leading international journals.