Research methods discussed in Bahrain this January 2017

Research methods discussed in Bahrain this January 2017

MDCI will be welcoming back to Bahrain Dr Sarah Shaw who will be delivering the University of Hull Executive MBA module on Managing Holistically in Bahrain from the 4th-7th January 2017.

Sarah is a Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Hull University Business School within the Logistics Institute.

Prior to this post, Sarah worked full-time for a leading UK Supplier of Safety Equipment and Clothing in a variety of senior supply chain management positions. She completed the Logistics Managers course at Cranfield University and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) having served as Chairman of the CILT Humber Group branch for two years. Sarah completed her Executive MBA at the University of Hull’s Business School in 2008 and her dissertation focused on strategies for increasing market share. Sarah recently completed her PhD in 2013 and her thesis was about developing and testing green performance measures for the supply chain.

Sarah Shaw is results-driven, with over 14 year’s industry experience. She has a proven track record of developing methodologies to enhance the customer experience by driving continuous improvement in the supply chain. She has excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels. Operating as a Transport Manager for 4 years, Sarah also worked as a Customer Service Manager for 2 years managing a large customer service team before finally completing her time in industry leading a supply chain project which delivered transformational change.

The aim of the module is to introduce students to various research methods that can be used in the context of business and management, with the view to enabling a student to write a research proposal, which will provide the basis for the student’s MBA dissertation.

Aims and Distinctive Features
This module aims to enable students to produce a workable research proposal and acquire the skills necessary to undertake a research project. Students are introduced to various research methods that are used in business and management (for example, interviews, questionnaires, and participant observation and action research) and asked to critically reflect on their strengths and weaknesses.

This critical reflection provides a platform for the development of understanding about how to select/design research methods giving due consideration to the research question(s), contextual constraints and issues of ethics and validity.

The module also serves to provide students with an understanding of how to design a research proposal (including consideration of: research purpose, conceptual context, research questions, research methods, validity issues, time and resource requirements, referencing, and presentation and structure).

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