Theory Building for Hypothesis Specification in Organizational Studies PDF ePub eBook

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Theory Building for Hypothesis Specification in Organizational Studies free pdf Research and research methods are extremely important tools in academic scholarship. At the core of every research method lies the hypothesis. "Theory Building for Hypothesis Specification in Organizational Studies" focuses on developing a cogent theory that leads to the specification of a hypothesis that can be taken up for subsequent empirical examination. The book is a concise and holistic guide to theory building for such hypothesis specification. It breaks down the process of theory building into its component steps and explains each of them, starting with formative concepts of theory, units of theory, principles and processes of theory, to explaining theory building for hypothesis specification in organizational studies. The key areas covered in the book are: introduction to theory building- theory in the context of reality, knowledge, science and research- role of theory in research- units of theory- process and practice of theory building- observations and examples from published research- and, extensions of theory building for hypothesis specification. The uniqueness of the book lies in its focus on theory building for the specific purpose of hypothesis creation rather than for propounding any grand idea or concept. It is enhanced with insightful texts and citations of thinkers and researchers of international repute. The book will serve as essential reading material for research methods courses in research programmes. It will be useful for researchers working in the areas of organizational behaviour, human resource management, organization theory, strategy and policy and marketing.

About Badrinarayan Shankar Pawar

Badrinarayan Shankar Pawar is Professor, Organisational Behavior and Human Resources, at the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode. He has taught at various institutes including Oklahoma State University (mostly as a teaching associate during his PhD studies), City University of Hong Kong (1997-2001), Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India (2001-2005), and XLRI School of Business and Human Resources (2007-2008). He has taught various subjects including human resource management, organizational behavior-related subjects, business research methods, research methods, and advanced research methods. Dr Pawar received his PhD from Oklahoma State University in 1996. He also received the membership of Phi Kappa Phi in recognition of his academic performance in the PhD program. His coauthored/solo academic works include papers published in Academy of Management Review, Long Range Planning, Leadership and Organization Development Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Best Papers Proceedings of the Academy of Management, a chapter in Handbook of Organizational Citizenship Behavior (2005, Nova Science Publishers, Inc.), and paper presentations at the Academy of Management. He has also served as the guest editor for a special issue of Journal of Organizational Change Management on Transformational Leadership (2004, Volume 17[2]). His recent work on the topic of workplace spirituality includes one paper published in the Leadership and Organization Development Journal in 2008 and another paper published in Journal of Business Ethics in 2009. His areas of research interests include organizational citizenship behavior, transformational leadership, and workplace spirituality.

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Author : Badrinarayan Shankar Pawar
Publisher : Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd
Data Published : 01 December 2009
ISBN : 8132102444
EAN : 9788132102441
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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