- forming Doctoral students’ knowledge and developing their skills on how to conduct individual research work in the area of the chosen profile, prepare research papers, including thesis and improve relevant competencies.
- mastering the methods of searching and summarizing scientific literature, working with specialized statistical resources
- development of skills of independent work with reference and legal information systems
- formation of skills among doctoral students in setting research problems and determining the basic conditions for empirical research in the study area
- formation of skills among doctoral students in the formulation of research hypotheses, theories, knowledge and skills of applying research methodology in management
- acquisition of skills to analyze practical situations
- improving the skills of public presenting research findings and conducting research discussions
- improving the skills of preparing publications (scientific reports, conference papers, articles for refereed academic journals) both in Russian and in English
- usage of theoretical tools for the case analysis
- Topic 1. Developing the research proposal: Problem formulation and research question development.Key points: (1) The structure of the research proposal (2) Problem formulation: the main activities (3) Selecting research question (4) Criteria for topic choice
- Topic 2. Creating, developing, and writing theoryKey points: (1) What is the theory? What theory is not. Propositions vs. hypotheses (2) Constructs – the foundation of the theory (3) Theorizing by developing model
- Topic 3. Literature review: how and why to do literature review?Key points: (1) Bibliometrics: main steps (2) Critical analysis of the existing literature (3) Creation of a new knowledge based on the literature review
- Topic 4. Research design, methodology, dataKey points: (1) Theory – methodology fit. Alignment of methodology and main logic of the study. (2) Research design and research strategy. Levels of research and unit of analysis. (3) Techniques and procedures
- Topic 5. Theoretical and practical implicationsKey points: (1) Theoretical implication and theoretical contribution (2) Practical implication (3) Research misconduct: how to avoid it?
- Participation in and contribution to class discussionStudents’ participation and contribution to class discussion will be assessed during the course.
- Examination in the form of an individual written extended research proposalFor this task, you will be required to submit a written version of the extended research proposal (min 8-10 pages double-spaced) that includes research motivation, research question, selected methodology and justification of the made choices.
- Current tasks during the courseA series of tasks will be given to students, mostly related to analyzing and presenting an academic paper or own research.
- Промежуточная аттестация (II семестр)0.3 * Current tasks during the course + 0.5 * Examination in the form of an individual written extended research proposal + 0.2 * Participation in and contribution to class discussion
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- Publishing in AMJ: Part 1: Topic choice: From the Editors. (2011). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.A8764859
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