1st Edition

Philosophy for Management Research

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    Despite the increasing numbers of students working towards doctoral qualifications in business and management fields, core requirements for success remain poorly served in the textbook market. Chief among these is the requirement for doctoral students to have a firm grasp of the philosophical underpinnings of their discipline.

    Andrew and Nada Kakabadse have put together a much needed guide to philosophy for doctoral students starting out on their research paths. Topics covered include science, religion, ontology, epistemology and ethics - all presented in the context of business and management research. 

    Having read this book, students will find themselves in a much better position to successfully embark on their doctoral research - with their chances of successfully completing their dissertation very much enhanced.

    1. Introduction  2. Science, Religion and Law  3. Ontology: The Nature of Reality  4. Epistemology: The Nature of Knowledge  5. Ethics: Or the Conduct of Research  6. Getting Published  7. Where to from Now


    Andrew Kakabadse is Professor of International Management Development at Cranfield University, UK

    Nada K. Kakabadse is Professor in Management and Business Research at the University of Northampton, UK