Business Research Methods by Emma Bell; Bill Harley; Alan BrymanThis extremely popular text is the complete introduction to doing business research and is the ideal guide for students embarking on a research project.The authors have extensively revised this sixth edition to make it the most engaging and relevant text available. New chapters on quantitative methods and visual research offer extensive coverage of these areas and even greater practical support in applying these techniques, while cutting-edgematerial on inclusivity and bias in research, feminist perspectives, and decolonial and indigenous research is also introduced.'Student experience' features provide practical tips, presenting personal insights and advice from fellow students to help you avoid common mistakes and follow others' successful strategies when undertaking your own research project. For the sixth edition, the 'Research in Focus' features provide agreater global range of examples, including new case studies from China, Denmark, Germany, Spain, and India, all of which demonstrate how fascinating and essential research can be.Above all else, the book places strong emphasis on those challenges faced most frequently by students, such as choosing a research question, planning a project, and writing it up. Presenting essential topics in a concise way, Business Research Methods will provide you with key information withoutbecoming overwhelming: it is now even clearer, more focused, and more relevant than ever before.The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooksThis book is accompanied by the following online resources:For studentsVideo tutorials covering SPSS, Nvivo, R, and Stata.Self-test multiple choice questions with answer feedbackResearch project guideVideo interviews with students and lecturersLinks to additional resources (articles, data repositories, and third-party guides)Guide to using Excel in data analysisFlashcard glossaryFor lecturersPowerPoint presentationsAdditional case studiesDiscussion questionsLecturer's guide (includes suggested lecture outlines, problem-spotting, and practical teaching tips)Test bank containing multiple choice questionsFigures from the text
Polish Your Academic Writing by Helen ColemanStruggling to find your academic voice? Polish Your Academic Writing gives you the advice and skills you need to write appropriately and impactfully and get the best grades in your assignments. Effectively make your point and answer the assigned question Build a solid and logical writing structure Perfect your paragraphs and make your sentences flow. Super Quick Skills provides the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you'll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it's writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies. Learn core skills quickly Apply them right away and see results Succeed in your studies and in life Super Quick Skills gives you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.
Publication Date: 2019
Roadmap to a Successful PhD in Business and Management and the Social Sciences by Glauco De Vita; Jason Begley; David BowenThis book provides the most comprehensive roadmap to a successful PhD completion, thus offering a useful guide for aspiring and existing doctoral students in business and management disciplines and the social sciences (including, inter alia, international business, marketing, management, management education, organisation studies, tourism and hospitality, accounting, finance, law, and economics). The book is written for a global audience of prospective and existing postgraduate researchers (PGRs) and can be used and implemented as a core text in PhD induction programmes, across countries. Academic supervisors too should find this book a valuable resource on how they can fulfil their responsibility to guide PGRs toward a successful completion of their doctorate. Specific practical guidance is informed, at strategic points throughout the text, by stories of the lived experience of past PGRs as well as the authors' personal professional anecdotes and real-life examples of «how to» and «how not to». This compendium of useful information and tools draws from the authors' decades of experience in teaching at all levels of educational provision (from undergraduate programmes through to the Doctorate of Business Administration), publishing in academic journals of high repute, successful PhD supervision and examining (in the UK and abroad), and in their roles as strategic and academic directors of doctoral programmes in different UK universities.
Academic Writing Skills for International Students by Siew Hean ReadThis engaging guide will equip students who are non-native speakers of English with the tools and confidence to respond effectively and appropriately to written assignments at university. It supports students in the development of essential writing skills, such as structuring paragraphs and building an argument, and provides practical guidance on adhering to the conventions of academic writing. It guides students systematically through a series of text analyses which bring out key linguistic and rhetorical features, making complex textual issues manageable and understandable for learners of all abilities.This is an ideal self-study aid for non-native English speakers, both on pre-sessional language courses and on degree programmes, who need to get to grips with the conventions of academic writing.
Publication Date: 2018
Becoming an Academic Writer by Patricia Goodson (Contribution by)With its friendly, step-by-step format, the Third Edition Becoming an Academic Writer Patricia Goodson helps readers improve their writing by engaging in deep, deliberate, and daily practice. Featuring 50 exercises, this guide is organized so readers can either work through exercises in order, or focus on specific areas.
Publication Date: 2023
Cite Them Right by Richard Pears; Graham ShieldsCite them right is renowned as the most comprehensive yet easy-to-use guide to referencing text available to students and authors. Academics and teachers rely on the advice in Cite them right to guide their students in the skills of identifying and referencing information sources and avoiding plagiarism. Comprehensive and accessible, it provides readers with detailed examples of print and electronic sources, business, government, technical and legal publications, works of art, images and much more. Packed with practical tips and example sources in both citations and reference lists, it makes referencing manageable and easy to follow for everyone. The fully revised and updated 12th edition contains: - Expanded guidance on the key principles of referencing and avoiding plagiarism, including new sections on collecting evidence to use in your work; reading, listening and taking notes; and using other people's work in your writing. - New reference examples for Tik Tok, blog posts, Zoom and Teams, recorded lectures and online seminars.
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Publication Date: 2022
Writing for Business by Dennis SignorovitchEach of the 16 unique and immersive cases takes you right into a situation that actually occurs in business and lets you practice the writing skills that will contribute to your career success: the need to change a business model no longer works, to respond to slumping demand or irate customers, to confront shifting market dynamics, to ensure that a new product launch is a success or a new ERP system is well received, to explain changing relationship with suppliers and vendors, to take the initiative on workforces diversity challenges, and the always present need to manage your career. "If you can write and communicate effectively, you'll be a standout leader. Dennis Signorovitch's book masterfully helps you build that vital skill."Maria SalinasPresident & CEOLos Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce "Too often in business the ability to communicate is assumed. But not many do it well. It's hard work. Fortunately, it is a skill that can be learned, and Writing for Business shows the way."Daniel Burnhamformer Chairman & CEORaytheon Company "As an entrepreneur, I know how valuable clear, concise and persuasive writing is when building a business and a brand. The varied cases found in Writing for Business offer students the opportunity to develop this essential skill."Dennis Vu
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Publication Date: 2021
Academic Writing for International Students of Business and Economics by Stephen BaileyThe third edition of Academic Writing for International Students of Business and Economics is written to help international students succeed in writing essays, reports and other papers for their English-language academic courses. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect issues such as diversity and sustainability, this book is designed to let students and teachers easily find the help they need, both in the classroom and for self-study. The book is divided into five parts, comprising a total of 42 units: The Writing Process Elements of Writing Language Issues Vocabulary for Writing Writing Models New topics in this edition include Writing in Groups, Written British and American English and Reflective Writing. In addition, the new interactive website has a full set of teaching notes as well as more challenging exercises, revision material and links to other sources. Additional features of the book include: Models provided for writing tasks such as case studies and literature reviews Use of authentic academic texts from a range of sources Designed for self-study as well as classroom use Useful at both undergraduate and postgraduate level A complete set of answers to the practice exercises Cross-references across all units Providing a glossary to explain technical terms and written to deal with the specific language issues faced by international students of Business and Economics, this practical, user-friendly book is an invaluable guide to academic writing in English.
Publication Date: 2020
50 Ways to Excel at Writing by Stella CottrellThis highly practical book will inspire and motivate students to shape new habits and develop a winning approach to writing. Each of the 50 'Ways' in this book is a starting point, offering suggestions of things to do and think about, alongside opportunities to reflect on, choose and commit to new ideas and actions. It will help students to find the writing routines and strategies that work for them, develop their writing style and fine-tune their assignments with a critical eye. Additionally, it supports students in identifying their weaknesses and taking steps to address them. Whether your students are in their first or final year, this indispensable resource will support them in building the writing skills they need to succeed at university and beyond.
Publication Date: 2019
English for writing research papers by Adrian WallworkPublishing your research in an international journal is key to your success in academia. This guide is based on a study of over 1000 manuscripts and reviewers' reports revealing why papers written by non-native researchers are often rejected due to problems with English usage and poor structure and content. With easy-to-follow rules and tips, and examples taken from published and unpublished papers, you will learn how to: prepare and structure a manuscript increase readability and reduce the number of mistakes you make in English by writing concisely, with no redundancy and no ambiguity write a title and an abstract that will attract attention and be read decide what to include in the various parts of the paper (Introduction, Methodology, Discussion etc) highlight your claims and contribution avoid plagiarism discuss the limitations of your research choose the correct tenses and style satisfy the requirements of editors and reviewers This edition has two completely new chapters covering machine translation and using AI tools (e.g. chatbots, paraphrasers, editing tools) to improve and correct the English of a text.
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Publication Date: 2023
The Case Writing Workbook by Gina VegaThis case writing workbook offers something unique in the world of case writing manuals. The third edition of The Case Writing Workbook: A Guide for Faculty and Students provides 11 standalone chapters that focus specifically on challenges related to the case writing process. The book is meant for day-to-day use as a model of the case writing process, with exercises, worksheets, and training activities that will guide you through the entire course of writing both a traditional case and Instructor's Manual or a concise/short case and its associated Teaching Note. Brief explanatory notes will lead you step-by-step through all the developmental exercises, including readying the case for publication and teaching it in the classroom or online. Designed as an individualized workshop to assist case authors to structure their writing, this book combines the easy-to-understand, student-focused language with new material covering the latest developments and challenges in the world of case writing. These include: - A fresh focus on writing and teaching concise cases, which are particularly suited to the world of blended learning. - Emphasis on secondary research methodology, particularly using digital technologies and social media. - A new case study running throughout the book, with restructured worksheets and notes to support it. - Enhanced online case teaching information and discussion of the development of multi-media cases, particularly using video. Complete instructor's materials to support the text are available online, including PowerPoint presentations, guidance on embedding cases within the curriculum, a sample syllabus that incorporates cases within it, and selected student assignments and handouts. Finishing all the book's assignments will result in a complete case and Instructor's Manual that can be tested in the classroom and submitted to a conference or journal. The Case Writing Workbook is a must for the shelf of any academic or student conducting qualitative research and looking to enhance their skill set, and any instructor working with cases in their teaching.
Publication Date: 2022
The Little Guide to Getting Your Journal Article Published by John BondWriting and publishing are at the heart of most academic and research pursuits. Many potential authors, however, feel lost in the seemingly Everest climbing-like process. There is little formal education that authors receive during their education. The Little Guide to Getting Your Journal Article Published seeks to pull back the curtain on the process and provide essential information to lead authors to their goals. The Little Guide answers all of a novice author's questions in a direct and useful fashion. The book can be read all the way through or serve as a spot reference guide as authors wind their way through the process. The book is divided into 29 short, focused chapters. Sections include "Getting Started," "Selecting Potential Journals for Submission," "Writing Your Article," "Submitting Your Article," and "Publication at Last."