A wonderfully clear, engaging, and fun book to read. An invaluable introduction to management research and one that I shall be using with my students for years to come.
By providing a lively and accessible introduction to management research - which is theoretically informed and methodologically inclusive - Bell and Thorpe's timely text offers illuminating responses to a wide range of issues raised by students entering this field.
Among the weighty tomes on management research methods, this lively, elegant and readable guide is welcome indeed. Emma and Richard carry their deep knowledge of the field lightly, distilling complex debates and terminology into a lucid navigation of the key issues in management research. It should be on every graduate student’s bookshelf - and probably on their supervisors as well.
[A] colourful, engaging and challenging discussion regarding the tenets and process of management research.
Who knew that Management Research could be this much fun? The authors cover a lot of important ground without appearing to, keeping the reader engaged and in good humour throughout.
[T]his is more a book about how to think about management research than a book on how to do management research per se: and this is very much its strength. This process is conveyed in the following ways: first, the book emphasises the messiness of the research process and gives licence not to know all the answers and to be puzzled and confused at times.
An excellent text which provides a clear and concise overview of management research.
Short and to the point, great.
The title of this really sums this book up. It makes a good introduction to research that is understandable to students new to research.
This is a very stimulating perspective on research. Better, on Science!
This is a book (not a short book) that makes people think.
With an attractive language, this book will give you a wider view. If you are on the mainstream, you will check your backs; if not, you will find more paths for getting the right line.
A rather good book with a different approach
Really good support text - helps to generate a good level of critical thinking
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.
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.
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.
A useful book that some students carrying out their fianl year projects will find very useful and they will be directed to it.
Useful introductory text for managers studying research for the first time
Nice, additional material for Clegg et al. 2011. - reflecting on some issue in organizational research in more detail. Refreshing!
Interesting book, however contents were quite different from what I expected.