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Research Methods in Management

2020/2021
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
1 year, 2 module

Instructors

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The module aims to enable students to carry out their individual projects as well as contribute to collective research. The course is based on particular research cases with possible contribution both for academic and applied studies. The module is designed to provide students not only with knowledge and practical skills, but also positive values and competencies to solve non-trivial problems and creative tasks in the frame of business studies.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The module «Business research methods» seeks to deliver a holistic view on relevant research designs, methodologies and techniques that might be valuable for master students in business and management.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • design a research: identify a research problem and question, set clear research purpose, put forward hypotheses
  • choose appropriate research methods, collect and analyze data
  • obtain an empirical evidence and evaluate critically results
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Research design
     the layers of research design  “research problem and research design” fit  quantitative and qualitative methods  current trends in research design advancements
  • Quantitative methodologies
     Explorative and confirmatory studies  Experimental designs  Information sources: primary and secondary data
  • Research cases based on quantitative methods
     External and internal drivers of firm performance and evaluation of a corporate strategic orientation under crisis  Analysis of the reaction of stock market investors to new corporate information  Data-driven approaches to the analysis of company disclosure  Corporate social network analysis
  • Qualitative research methodologies and text-mining tools:
     Interviews and focus groups  Topic modelling for qualitative research
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking assignment 1
  • non-blocking assignment 2
  • non-blocking assignment 3
  • non-blocking assignment 4
  • non-blocking assignment 5
  • non-blocking assignment 6
  • non-blocking Final assignment
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.1 * assignment 1 + 0.1 * assignment 2 + 0.1 * assignment 3 + 0.1 * assignment 4 + 0.1 * assignment 5 + 0.1 * assignment 6 + 0.4 * Final assignment
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • J. P. Verma, & Abdel-Salam G. Abdel-Salam. (2019). Testing Statistical Assumptions in Research. Wiley.
  • Saunders, M., Lewis, P., & Thornhill, A. (2015). Research Methods for Business Students (Vol. Seventh edition). New York: Pearson. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1419381
  • Sharan B. Merriam, & Robin S. Grenier. (2019). Qualitative Research in Practice : Examples for Discussion and Analysis: Vol. Second edition. Jossey-Bass.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Elena Shakina, & Angel Barajas. (2020). “Innovate or Perish?”: Companies under crisis. European Research on Management and Business Economics, 26(3), 145–154. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iedeen.2020.06.002
  • MacKinlay, A. C. (1997). Event Studies in Economics and Finance. Journal of Economic Literature, 35(1), 13–39.