Authors: Mark Easterby-Smith, Richard Thorpe and Paul Jackson

Pub Date: April 2012

Pages: 392pp

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About the Book

Welcome to the companion website for the fourth edition of Management Research by Mark Easterby-Smith, Richard Thorpe and Paul Jackson.

Now in its Fourth Edition, this much loved text offers theoretical and philosophical depth without sacrificing what you need to know in practical terms. With an impressive suite of in-text features and online materials, as well as the authors' ability to tackle complex issues in a clear and accessible way, this textbook makes the whole scope of management research methods approachable.

Inside you will find painless coverage of the entire research process as well as a critical, thoughtful treatment of important issues like ethics and politics, making this an invaluable companion to any student or researcher who needs to know about business and management research methods.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Expanded coverage of mixed methods
  • Further guidance on choosing a research question and writing a research proposal
  • More visual material and an improved, full-colour layout

The book's companion website has been fully updated to include:

  • An instructor's manual
  • Lecture slides
  • Links to further reading
  • More full-text articles from SAGE Journals Online
  • An online glossary
  • An author podcast

Lecturer Resources

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The section of the companion website contains resources which are available free of charge to lecturers who adopt Management Research, 4th Edition.

The following material is available for lecturers:

  • A manual with teaching notes and links to additional material.
  • PowerPoint slides for each chapter for use in class are also provided. The slides can be edited by instructors to suit teaching style and needs.

Student Resources

This section contains a wealth of resources which students can use when writing an essay or preparing for an exam including;

  • Author Podcast: A video of the authors talking about their textbook and its unique features.
  • Online Readings: Links to full-text journal articles and book chapters which are related to each chapter.
  • Links to relevant websites: Direct links to related websites including financial databases.
  • Dataset and notes: A complete dataset is provided to allow you to practice data analysis with helpful notes from the authors.
  • Glossary: A glossary is provided online to allow you to check definitions even when you away from your book.