Introducing Canadian readers to the most prominent methods of business research in use today, this groundbreaking text reflects contemporary practice by providing balanced coverage of both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Treating even the most challenging concepts with refreshing clarity, the text draws on wide-ranging examples as well as over 400 Canadian and international sources to encourage students to consider the practical and philosophical implications of each step in the research process. In-depth and accessible, with a wealth of pedagogical features, this is the only text of its kind to approach business research methodology from a Canadian perspective.
Alan Bryman was appointed Professor of Organizational and Social Research at the University of Leicester in August 2005. Prior to this he was Professor of Social Research at Loughborough University for 31 years. His main research interests are in leadership especially in higher education, research methods (particularly mixed methods research), and the 'Disneyization' and 'McDonaldization' of modern society.
Emma Bell is Senior Lecturer in Management at the University of Exeter. She graduated from the Manchester Metropolitan University Graduate School of Business in 2000 before working for Manchester Metropolitan University and later as a lecturer at Warwick University. She recently completed a research project entitled The Changing Role of the Industrial Mission; this explored the relationship between religion, spirituality, and organisation from a historical perspective and was funded by The Leverhulme Trust.
Albert J. Mills is Director of the PhD program in Business Administration at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University (Halifax). He is also Divisional Editor for the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, international quarterly. Professor Mills is a Visiting Professor at the Swedish School of Economics (Department of Management and Organization).
Anthony R. Yue came to academic life after an extensive career working in a variety of entrepreneurial organizations. He has managed in the retail sector, created a financial services company, contributed to a number of family businesses in the import/export arena, and trained petroleum workers and military personnel in sea and survival skills. He holds an Executive MBA from Saint Mary's University and is currently completing his PhD thesis concerning gossip in organizations.