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In Postgraduate Research in Business, Sarah Quinton and Teresa Smallbone provide a vital introduction to the research process and the thinking and learning skills needed to successfully complete postgraduate research. In step-by-step terms, the authors detail the 'tools of the trade' - the practical and the intellectual skills - that underpin the study of Business and Management, from research skills and project planning to strategies for reading, writing and presentation. Postgraduate Research in Business provides: " A student-friendly guide to thinking critically about Business and Management research " Guidance on the best way to approach research " A clear focus on finding research topics and developing them in to dissertations " Essential help in forging critical reading skills " Helpful advice on making your research project manageable " An inside view on the assumptions and requirements of post graduate research in business " Structured support for writing up your research This is essential reading for any student doing an MBA, an MA, or starting a PhD in Business or Management Studies. It will provide a vital supplement to the plethora of textbooks in Business and Research Methods.
Pensions for You and Your Business is a fresh and fully up-to-date guide for small businesses covering all the essentials of company pensions. For many smaller company directors pension arrangements are often seen as expensive, and complicated as well as being misunderstood by the workforce. With businesses being faced with making decisions about the semi-compulsory company pension arrangements (NEST) which came into force in 2012 it can be a minefield for owners, managers and HR professionals alike. Pensions for You and Your Business can change that. Written in a practical and jargon-free way, Pensions for You and Your Business is designed to help small business owners, managers, company secretaries and those in charge of accounts, implement pensions schemes for their employees and ensure they comply with legislation. As well as being the definitive guide to pensions to help save time and money, Pensions for You and Your Business will be the best pensions handbook for ongoing support when managing and administering company pension schemes. All the essential advice and information in one place, including: * Pensions background - what it means for business owners and employees * The UK pension system - structure, benefits and business implications * Legalities - government guides, regulations and the state system * Deciding on the right pension for business and the workforce * The regulations, protection schemes and overseas information * Investments, liabilities and the future of pension * Official resources and advisers and how to get the best from them
Only if they do the right thing at the right time will owners of small businesses succeed. Simple enough, but what are the factors in their psychological makeup that enable them to do it? Frese and his contributors have studied small businesses in four African countries from a psychological perspective-the first time this has been done-and report that it's the psychological aspects of their strategies, not just the strategies themselves, that contribute significantly to their success. They also prove that many of the stereotypes that seem to characterize the owners of microbusinesses are clearly incorrect. Executives, analysts, bankers, international entrepreneurs, and their academic colleagues will discover that many of the conclusions they have drawn from previous studies can not be generalized. Only by separating those that can be generalized from those that can not, can we get a true understanding of the small business entrepreneurial dynamic. Frese and his colleagues focus on South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Zambia to produce a clear overview of the research on microbusiness and entrepreneurship in developing countries. They find that psychological strategies are closely related to entrepreneurial success, but because conditions in these countries differ widely, the particulars of certain strategies and their effectiveness may also differ. They show that a number of ideas prevalent among professionals and entrepreneurship researchers in developing countries need to be challenged. Among them, that microenterprise owners who started their companies because they were unemployed do worse than those who started for other, more positive reasons. Also, that human capital (education) represents the most important set of variables to be considered for success (it isn't), or that employing family members decreases success (it doesn't). Well written and impeccably researched, the book is an essential contribution to corporate and academic libraries, as well as to the knowledge of individuals in business, psychology, entrepreneurial and regional studies, and related fields.
''This work is outstanding....The charm of the work lies herein, that it presents in a coherent fashion a great deal of valuable material. I strongly recommend it in particular to graduate students in experimental semiconductor physics.'' ---Contemporary Physics
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
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