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Research Seminar "Global Challenges for International Business"

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
6
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 1-4 модуль

Преподаватели


Любица Ясенко


Трубников Дмитрий Алексеевич

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This module aims at providing students with knowledge, practical skills and experience to conduct both applied and fundamental research with a substantial emphasis on quantitative studies in business. The module aims to enable students to carry out their individual projects as well as contribute to collective research. The Research seminar covers the most relevant issues of a research process that might be valuable for students. The key idea of the course is to provide insights into philosophy and basics of pure academic as well as applied studies in management and economics. The module is designed to provide students with knowledge, skills, positive values and competencies to solve nontrivial problems and creative tasks in the frame of business studies.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • to be able to conduct a critical analysis of a relevant literature
  • to know how to design a research: identify a research problem and question, set clear research purpose, put forward hypotheses
  • to choose appropriate research methods, collect and analyze data
  • to obtain an empirical evidence and evaluate critically results
  • to draw conclusions, provide discussion of the research results
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • able to develop a prospectus for future master’s thesis
  • able to identify strengths and weaknesses in academic reasoning
  • able to use reference management systems
  • able to write an effective research plan
  • be able to distinguish between “good journals” and “predatory journals”
  • can formulate clear and comprehensible research questions
  • familiar with the mainstream topics in the international business area
  • know how to implement modern methodological approaches
  • know specificity of working with LaTeX
  • know the main academic journals in the research field
  • know the main trends in international business studies
  • know the main types and methods of literature review
  • understand the process of publication of research results
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Research essentials
  • Working with literature
  • State of the Art in International Business research
  • Research methods in business studies
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In class participation 1 Module
  • non-blocking In class participation 2 Module
  • non-blocking In class participation 3 Module
  • non-blocking In class participation 4 Module
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.175 * In class participation 1 Module + 0.175 * In class participation 2 Module + 0.175 * In class participation 4 Module + 0.3 * Exam + 0.175 * In class participation 3 Module
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • O’Gorman, K., & MacIntosh, R. (2015). Research Methods for Business and Management : A Guide to Writing Your Dissertation (Vol. Second edition). Oxford, England: Goodfellow Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2229969

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • HU, C.-P., & CHANG, Y.-Y. (2017). John W. Creswell, Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.BCEBF1CE
  • Kottwitz, S. (2011). LaTeX Beginner’s Guide. Packt Publishing.
  • Snyder, H. (2019). Literature review as a research methodology: An overview and guidelines. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.07.039