Research Methods and Other PhD Related Literature

General research methods readings

Cooper, D.R. and Schindler, P.S. (2003). Business Research Methods. 8th edn. McGraw-Hill.

Creswell, J. W. (1994). Research Design. Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. Sage Publications.

Crotty, M. (1998). The foundations of social research. Meaning and perspective in the research process. Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, Australia.

Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R. and Lowe, A. (2004). Management Research. An Introduction (2nd edition). Sage Publications, London.

Ghauri, P. and Gronhaug, K. (2005). Research Methods in Business Studies. A Practical Guide. FT Prentice Hall.

Gill, J. and Johnson, P. (2002). Research methods for managers. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California.

Saunders, M., Lewis, P. & Thornhill, A. (2003). Research Methods for Business Students, 3rd edn, Prentice Hall.

Schwab, D. (1999). Research methods for organisational studies. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, London.

Zikmund, G. William. (2003). Business Research Methods. 7th Edition, Thomson, South-western.

Selected literature on quantitative methods

Berndt, E. R. (1991). The Practice of Econometrics. Addison-Wesley Publishing.

Cramer, D. (2003). Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis. Open University Press, Maidenhead.

Fowler, F. J. (2001). Survey Research Methods (2nd edition). Applied Social Research Methods Series, Volume 1. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks.

Gujarati, J.M. (2003). Basic econometrics. 4th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York.

Hair, J.F., Andersen, R.E., Tathan, R.L. and Black, W.C. (1998). Multivariate data analysis with readings. 5th edition, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New York.

Kennedy, P. (2003). A Guide to Econometrics, Fifth Edition, Blackwell Publishing.

Oakshott, les. (2001). Essential Quantitative Methods for Business Management. 2nd edition, Plagrave.

Pallant, J. (2004). SPSS Survival Manual. McGraw-Hill.

Selected literature on qualitative methods

Agar, M. H. (1996). The Professional Stranger: An informal introduction to ethnography. San Diego, Academic Press.

Cramer, D. (2003). Advanced quantitative data analysis. Understanding Social Research series, Open University Press.

Creswell, J. (1998). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five traditions. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California.

D'Iribarne, P. (1996-97). The Usefulness of an Ethnographic Approach to the International Comparison of Organisations. International Studies of Management and Organisation Vol. 26, No. 4.

Denzin, N.K. and Lincoln, Y.S. (1994). Handbook of Qualitative Research. Sage, Thousand Oaks, California.

Eisenhardt, K. M. (1989). Building Theories from Case Study Research. Academy of Management Review. 14(4), pp. 532-550.

Emerson, R. M., R. I. Fretz, et al. (1995). Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press.

Gummeson, E. (1991). Qualitative Methods in Management Research. Sage Publications.

Huberman, A.N. and Miles M.B. (2002). The qualitative researcher?s companion. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California.

Marschan-Piekkari , R. and Welch, C. (2004). Handbook of Qualitative Research in International Business. Edward Elgar.

McCracken, G. (1988). The Long Intereview. Thousand Oaks, Sage Publications.

Miles, M.B. and Huberman, A.N. (1994). Qualitative data analysis. An expanded sourcebook. 2nd edition, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California.

Piantanida, M. and Garman, N. B. (1999). The Qualitative Dissertation. A Guide for Students and Faculty. Corwin Press, Inc., California

Richards, L. (1999). Using NVivo in Qualitative Research. London, Sage Publications.

Silverman, D. (ed) (1997). Qualitative Research. Theory, Method and Practice, Sage Publications.

Silverman, D. (2000). Doing Qualitative Research. A Practical Handbook, Sage Publications.

Silverman, D. (2001). Interpreting Qualitative Data - Methods for Analysing Talk, Text, and Interaction. Sage Publications, 2nd edition.

Strauss, A. L. and J. Corbin (1998). Basics of qualitative research: techniques and procedures for developing grounded theory. Thousand Oaks, Sage Publications.

Strauss, A. L. and J. Corbin, Eds. (1997). Grounded theory in practice. Thousand Oaks, Sage Publications.

Yin, R.K. (2003). Case study research - design and methods. Applied social research methods series, nr.5. (3rd edn). Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks.

Examples of Quantitative Theses

Kokko, A. (1992). Foreign direct investment, host country characteristics and spillovers. Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm.

Gunnar F. (1996). R&D and technology transfer by multinational enterprises. Stockholm School of Economics, Distribution: Almoqvist & Wiksell International Stockholm, Sweden.

Examples of Qualitative Theses

Harris, S. (2003). National Values and Strategy Formation by Business Leaders. PhD Thesis. University of Leeds.

Marschan, R. (1996). New Structural Forms and Inter-Unit Communication in Multinationals. The case of KONE Elevators. PhD Thesis. Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, (ISSN 1237-556X, ISBN 951-791-009-6).

Scott-Green, S. (2002). Market Servicing Strategies of Multinational Banks in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. PhD Thesis. University of Leeds.

Other useful readings

Bailey, S. (2004). Academic writing: a practical guide for students. London: RoutledgeFalmer.

Buckley, P.J. and Chapman, M. (1996). Theory and Method in International Business Research. International Business Review, vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 233-245.

Chapman, M. (1996-97). Social Anthropology, Business Studies, and Cultural Issues (Preface). International Studies of Management and Organization. Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 3-29.

Dunleavy, P. (2003). Authoring a PhD Thesis: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Dissertation. Palgrave Study Guides. Palgrave Macmillan.

Huber, G.P. and Power, D.J. (1985). Retrospective Reports of Strategic-level Managers: Guidelines for Increasing their Accuracy. Strategic Management Journal, vol. 6, pp. 171-180.

Kilduff, M. (2006). Editor's Comments: Publishing Theory. Academy of Management Review, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 252?255.

Murray, R. (2002). How to Write a Thesis. Open University Press.

Tayeb, M. (2001). Conducting Research Across Cultures: Overcoming Drawbacks and Obstacles. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management 1(1), pp. 91-108.

Wallace, M. & Wray, A. (2006). Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates. Sage Study Skills, Sage Publications.