ISBN 9788131518519,Business Research Methods

Business Research Methods


South Western



South Western

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788131518519

ISBN-10 8131518515


Edition 8th
Number of Pages 772 Pages
Language (English)


A Good Manager Needs To Have Insight Into The Previous Happenings As Well As The Present Situation In A Business So As To Be Able To Identify The Underlying Trends To Develop Short-Term And Long-Term Business Strategies. These Trends Could Relate To Managing Employees, Using Financial Resource, Studying Target Consumers, Designing Or Formulating Products, And Promoting Products Effectively. Collecting Useful Information And Analyzing It To Identify Underlying Patterns Require Knowledge Of Research Methods.

Business Research Methods Is Intended To Provide Opportunities To Learn About Research Methods (Both Qualitative And Quantitative) And To Apply Them In The Real Business Context Through Class-Room Discussions And Exercises. Designed As A Guide To Students, Researchers, And Individuals Carrying Out Business Projects, This Book Explains How To Formulate Research Questions, Design A Research Plan, Develop A Survey Questionnaire, And Solve Critical Issues Of Sampling And Data Collection Including Detailed Illustrations Of Statistical Data Analyses, Interpretation Of Output, Inference, And Report Writing. With This Book, Readers Will Get A Firm Grounding Of Each And Every Critical Concept, Method, And Illustration.

Salient Features

Extensive Elaboration Of Statistical Data Analyses Including Spss Screenshots
Expanded Content On Important Topics Relevant For Business Research
Enhanced Insight Into Critical Issues In Each Chapter
Examples Of Business Situations In Developed As Well As Emerging Countries
Chapter Vignettes--Each Chapter Opens With A Story Relevant To The Material Featured In That Particular Chapter
Rich Pedagogy To Ensure Better Learning Outcomes
About The Author
William G. Zikmund (1943-2002) A Native Of The Chicago Area, William G. Zikmund Was A Professor Of Marketing At Oklahoma State University. He Received A Ph.D. From The University Of Colorado In Business Administration With A Concentration In Marketing. Before Beginning His Academic Career, Bill Worked In Research For Conway/Millikin Company (A Marketing Research Supplier) And Remington Arms Company (An Extensive User Of Marketing Research). He Also Has Served As A Marketing Research Consultant To Several Business And Nonprofit Organizations. During His Academic Career, Bill Published Dozens Of Articles And Papers In A Diverse Group Of Scholarly Journals, Ranging From The Journal Of Marketing To The Accounting Review To The Journal Of Applied Psychology. In Addition To Business Research Methods, Professor Zikmund Authored Essentials Of Marketing Research, Effective Marketing, And A Work Of Fiction, A Corporate Bestiary. Professor Zikmund Was A Member Of Several Professional Organizations, Including The American Marketing Association, The Academy Of Marketing Science, The Association For Consumer Research, The Society For Marketing Advances, The Marketing Educators' Association, And The Association Of Collegiate Marketing Educators. He Served On The Editorial Review Boards Of The Journal Of Marketing Education, Marketing Education Review, Journal Of The Academy Of Marketing Science, And Journal Of Business Research.

Barry J. Babin In Addition To Coauthoring Four Textbooks, Barry Babin Has Published Over 70 Research Publications In Prestigious Periodicals Such As The Journal Of Marketing, The Journal Of Consumer Research, The Journal Of Business Research, The Journal Of Retailing, Psychological Reports, Psychology And Marketing, And The Journal Of The Academy Of Marketing Science. Dr. Babin Also Has Won Numerous Honors For His Research, Including The University Of Southern Mississippi Louis K. Brandt Faculty Research Award (On Three Occasions), The 1996 Society For Marketing Advances (Sma).

Award, And The 1997 Omerre Deserres Award For Outstanding Contributions To Retail And Service Environment Research. His Research Focuses On The Effect Of The Service Environment On Employees And Customers, And His Expertise Lies In Building Successful Outcomes That Support Long-Lasting, Mutually Beneficial Relationships With Employees And Customers. He Also Has Expertise In Encouraging Creativity In The Workplace And In Wine Marketing. Dr. Babin'S Primary Teaching Specialties Involve Consumers And Service Quality, Marketing Research, And Creative Problem Solving, And He Is A Popular And Frequent International Presenter, Having Lectured In Australia, South Korea, France, Germany, Canada, And The United Kingdom. Dr. Babin Is Current President Of The Academy Of Marketing Sciences, Former President Of The Society Of Marketing Advances, And Marketing Editor For The Journal Of Business Research.

Jon C. Carr Jon Is Assistant Professor In The Department Of Management At Tcu Where He Teaches Courses In The Area Of New Ventures And Organizational Behavior. He Previously Taught At The University Of Southern Mississippi. He Has Published Articles In Journals Such As Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal Of Management, And The Journal Of Business Research.

Atanu Adhikari Atanu Adhikari Is Assistant Professor At The Indian Institute Of Management, Kozhikode, India. He Earned His Bachelor Degree In Engineering, And Mba (Gold Medalist) And Ph.D. In Marketing Management. He Was Selected As An Emerging Scholar In 2011 By The Academy Of Marketing Science, Usa. His Current Area Of Research Includes Consumer Choice Behavior, Experience Product Marketing, Pricing, And Applications Of Bayesian Econometrics In Marketing Research. He Is Actively Involved In Scholarly Academic Research And Has Published His Research Work In Many National And International Peer Reviewed Academic Journals And Edited Books Published By Leading Publishers. At Iim Kozhikode, He Teaches Marketing Research, Marketing Management, Strategic Marketing At Postgraduate Level, And Advanced Marketing Research At Doctoral Level. Dr. Adhikari Has Received Several Awards And Honors From National And International Bodies, Which Include Recognition As An Emerging Scholar From The Academy Of Marketing Science; Meritorious Teaching Award From The Marketing Management Association, Usa; And Best Case Award From Efmd, Belgium, In Addition To Several Research Grants From International Bodies. He Was A Runner Up In The Oikos International Case Writing Competition, Switzerland. He Was A Fellow Member Of The Royal Statistical Society, London. He Is Affiliated With American Marketing Association And Is An Editor Of A Few International Academic Publications.

Mitch Griffin Mitch Is An Associate Professor Of Management At Bradley University. Mitch Has Previous Teaching Experience At Southern Illinois University, The University Of Minnesota, And Louisiana State University. His Current Teaching Interests Include Principles Of Marketing, Pricing And Product Strategies, Sales Management, Marketing Research, And Advanced Marketing Research. In Recognition Of His Teaching, Dr. Griffin Received The Foster College Of Business Administration 1994 Midwest Grain Products Inc. Outstanding Teaching Award. His Research Has Appeared In The Journal Of Consumer Research, Journal Of Retailing, Journal Of The Academy Of Marketing.

Science, Journal Of Business Research, Journal Of Consumer Affairs, Journal Of Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction And Complaining Behavior, Journal Of Nonprofit And Public Sector Marketing, And Advances In Consumer Research.