Academic Writing: A Guide for Management Students and Researchers

Academic Writing: A Guide for Management Students and Researchers

By: Badrinarayan Shankar Pawar (author), Mathukutty M. Monippally (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Mathukutty M. Monippally is Professor of Communication, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India. Earlier, he was with the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (now The English and Foreign Languages University), Hyderabad. He received his PhD from the University of Manchester, UK, in 1983. His books for managers include The Craft of Business Letter Writing and Business Communication Strategies. He is a coauthor of Effective Communication for Sales Executives and Business and Technical Writing in English. Apart from teaching courses such as 'Written Analysis and Communication,' 'Spoken Business Communication,' 'Management Communication' and 'Persuasive Communication' at IIM Ahmedabad, he also conducts workshops on different aspects of communication for middle and senior managers. His research interests are in bad news delivery, leadership communication and persuasive communication. He has published papers and management cases in national and international journals. 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.


Preface Introduction PART ONE: THE RESEARCH PROCESS AND THE ROLE OF ACADEMIC WRITING Academic Writing and Research Process Structure and Contents of a Research Paper PART TWO: THE ANATOMY OF ACADEMIC WRITING Good Academic Writing Mastering the Paragraph The Writing Process PART THREE: 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

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  • ISBN13: 9788132104414
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9788132104414
  • ISBN10: 8132104412

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