ISBN 9788132104414,Academic Writing : A Guide for Management Students and Researchers

Academic Writing : A Guide for Management Students and Researchers



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788132104414

ISBN-10 8132104412


Number of Pages 264 Pages
Language (English)

Research methods: general

This book helps students and researchers write better assignments, better dissertations, and better papers for publication. Characterizing academic writing as an integral part of the knowledge generation and dissemination process, it focuses on three main aspects: understanding research, documenting and sharing the process and results of research, and acknowledging the use of other people?s ideas in the documentation. The authors use various samples of good as well as defective writing to illustrate the features of academic writing. They describe in detail the structure and contents of academic papers, especially conceptual and empirical research papers for journals. This lucidly written book will be a rich resource for MBA students and researchers working for MPhil and PhD degrees, especially in the fields of management, behavioural sciences and communications. Table of Contents Preface Introduction I: THE RESEARCH PROCESS AND THE ROLE OF ACADEMIC WRITING Academic Writing and Research Process Structure and Contents of a Research Paper II: THE ANATOMY OF ACADEMIC WRITING Good Academic Writing Mastering the Paragraph The Writing Process III: ACKNOWLEDGING ACADEMIC DEBTS Using and Citing Sources of Ideas Appendix 1: Brief Descriptions of Some of the Research Terms Used in Chapter 2 Appendix 2: Resources for Honing Academic Writing References Index