Friday, January 23, 2009

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Research National Awards - Government of Madhya Pradesh

S & T national and State Awards 2007 & 2008

Govt. of M.P. has instituted three Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru National S & T awards each of Rs. 1.0 Lakh each in

1. Science
2. Engineering & Technology and
3. Social science

and three state awards in the same fields fo Rs.0.50 lakh each

More details are available from

Advertisement published in Hindustan Times dated 23.12.2008, page 7.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2008 and 2007


Biomedical sciences

Dr. L.S. Shashidhara

Dr. Gajendra Pal Singh Raghava

Engineering Sciences

Dr. Ranjan Kumar Malik
Dept. Electrical Engineering, IIT, New Delhi

Medical Sciences
Dr. Ravinder Goswami

Physical Sciences
Dr. Srikant Sastry

Dr. Raghunathan Srianand

Mathematical Sciences
dr. Jaikumar Radhakrishnan

Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
Dr. P.N.Vinayachandran

Chemical Sciences
Dr. Pradeep Thalappil

Dr. Jarugu Narasimha Moorthy
Department of Chemistry
IIT, Kanpur

Advertisement in Economic Times, 20.12.2008. Page 9

Friday, September 19, 2008

European Journal Of Business Research Methods - Published Articles

So far 8 issues are published.

Volume 1 issue 1 November 2002

Page No.

Editorial Comment
Professor Arthur Money

The Dimension of Time: Historiography in Information Systems Research
Frank Bannister, Department of Statistics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland


Constructing a Theory of "IS Business Value" from the Literature
Marguerite C Cronk, Harding University, USA, and Edmond P Fitzgerald, University of Southern Queensland, Australia


E-Business Research Practice: Towards an Agenda
Stephen Drew, University of East Anglia and Henley Management College, UK


Constructing a Theory of "IS Business Value" from the Literature
Marguerite C Cronk, Harding University, USA, and Edmond P Fitzgerald, University of Southern Queensland, Australia


Co-operative Inquiry: Reflections on Practice
Briony J Oates, School of Computing & Mathematics, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK


Towards an Informed Evaluation of Information Systems Services' Quality: The Development and Application of the Template Process
Mark NK Saunders, The Business School, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, and Christine S Williams, University of Gloucestershire Business School, University of Gloucestershire, UK

Research Strategies – Beyond the Differences
Dan Remenyi, School of Systems and Data Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


Gender Reflexivity: A Missing Element from Action Research in Information Systems
Teresa Waring, School of Management, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Volume 2 Issue 1 July 2003

Editorial Comment

Frank Bannister

A Critique of using Grounded Theory as a Research Method
George Allan, Department of Information Systems and Computer Applications, Portsmouth University, UK

Supporting information literacy for starting MBAs through action research

Ann Brown, Martin Rich and Clive Holtham, Cass Business School, London UK

Gender disparity in organisation and the resultant human resource mismanagement: A case analysis

Ronald B. Crawford, University of Greenwich Business School, UK

Inductive theory generation: A grounded approach to business inquiry

Dr. David Douglas, Business School, Staffordshire University, UK.

Getting results from online surveys – Reflections on a personal journey

Rachel A. McCalla, Henley Management College, UK

Knowledge management: A critical investigation

Stephen K. Probert, Computing and Information Systems Management Group, Cranfield University, Swindon, U.K.

Discourse analysis and complex adaptive systems: Managing variables with attitude/s

Charl Walters & Roy Williams, w.w associates, Reading, U.K.

Telehealth in the UK: A critical perspective
Ela Klecun-Dabrowska, Department of Information Systems, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE, UK.

Volume 2 Issue 2: July 2004

Editorial Comment
Professor Arthur Money

Conceptualising Participatory Action Research – Three Different Practices
Stefan Cronholm and Göran Goldkuhl, Linköping University, Sweden, (pp 47-58)


Grounded Theory and the ‘And’ in Entrepreneurship Research
Dr. David Douglas, Staffordshire University, UK. (pp 59-68)


Using a Multimethod Approach to Research Enterprise Systems Implementations
José Esteves, Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, Spain
Joan Pastor, Universidad Internacional de Catalunya, Spain (pp 69-82)


Using the Glaserian Approach in Grounded Studies of Emerging Business Practices
Walter D Fernández, The Australian National University, Australia, (pp 83-94)


Issues in Online Focus Groups: Lessons Learned from an Empirical Study of Peer-to-Peer Filesharing System Users
Jerald Hughes and Karl R. Lang, City University of New York, USA (pp 95-110)


Perspectives on Management Research Design and Orientation: Quandaries and Choices
Dr Beverley Jones, Wolverhampton Business School, UK (pp 111-118)


A Researcher’s Dilemma - Philosophical and Methodological Pluralism
Karl Knox, Nottingham Trent University, UK (pp 119-128)


From PostGrad to Professional: Useful tips for choosing and executing a doctoral thesis
Dr Sam Lubbe, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa (pp 129-134)


Historiography - A Neglected Research Method in Business and Management Studies
John O’Brien, Dan Remenyi, and Aideen Keaney, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (pp 135-144)


The Undergraduate Dissertation: Subject-centred or Student-centred?
Tina Shadforth and Brendon Harvey, Coventry University, UK (pp 145-152)


Increasing business students’ Confidence in Questioning the Validity and Reliability of their Research
Teresa Smallbone and Sarah Quinton, Oxford Brookes University, UK, (pp 153-162)


Multi-perspective management research: Fusion or confusion?
Les Worrall, Wolverhampton Business School, Telford, UK (pp 163-170)

Volume 3 Issue 1 July 2005

The Development of an Evaluation Framework for Partnership Working
Maurice Atkinson
Southern Health and Social Services Board, Northern Ireland

Through a Glass Darkly: Fact and Filtration in the Interpretation of Evidence
Frank Bannister
Trinity College, Dublin

Towards a Second Order Research Methodology
Jim Brown1 and Petia Sice2
1Draeger Safety UK Ltd, Blyth, Northumberland, UK
2Northumbria University, School of Informatics, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

The Nexus Between Teaching and Research: A Qualitative Study Using two Focus Group on Academic Information Systems Teachers
Kevin Grant1 and Stuart Fitzgerald2
1Caledonian Business School, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Grounded Theory: Its Diversification and Application Through two Examples From Research Studies on Knowledge and Value Management
Kirsty Hunter, Subashini Hari, Charles Egbu and John Kelly
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Mixed-mode Surveys Using Mail and Web Questionnaires
Matthias Meckel, David Walters and Philip Baugh
Lancashire Business School, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Grounded in Practice: Using Interpretive Research to Build Theory
Bruce H. Rowlands
Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Volume 3 Issue 2 September 2005

Developing Information Systems Design Knowledge: A Critical Realist Perspective
Sven A. Carlsson
Informatics, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Sweden

A Generic Toolkit for the Successful Management of Delphi Studies
Jacqueline Day and Milena Bobeva
Business School, Institute of Business and Law, Bournemouth University, UK

Learning Logs: Assessment or Research Method?
Tim Friesner1 and Mike Hart2
1Business and Management, University of Chichester, UK
2Business Management Group, University of Winchester, UK

Interpretivism and the Pursuit of Research Legitimisation: An Integrated Approach to Single Case Design
Felicity Kelliher
School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.

Tell me a Story – A way to Knowledge
Dan Remenyi
School of Systems and Data Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Applying a Behavioural Simulation for the Collection of Data
Kristina Risom Jespersen
The Aarhus School of Business, Department of Marketing and Statistics, Denmark

Volume 4 Issue 1 November 2006



Arthur Money
Professor Emeritus Henley Management College

Can Methodological Applications Develop Critical Thinking?
Deborah Blackman 1 and Angela Benson 1
1School of Management, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 School of Service Management, University of Brighton, Eastbourne, UK

Getting the most from NUD*IST/NVivo
Alison Dean and John Sharp
Kent Business School, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

Applying Multidimensional Item Response Theory Analysis to a Measure of Meta-Perspective Performance
K. Michele Kacmar 1, William L. Farmer 2, Suzanne Zivnuska 3 and L. A. Witt4
1 Department of Management and Marketing, The University of Alabama, USA
2 FedEx Express, Suzanne Zivnuska, USA
3 College of Business, California State University, USA
4 University of Houston, USA

Proposals for Designing and Controlling a Doctoral Research Project in Management Sciences
Jacques Lauriol,
Groupe ESC Rouen, Mont-Saint Aignan Cedex, France

Validation of Simulation Based Models: A Theoretical Outlook.
Morvin Savio Martis
Manipal Institute of Technology, India

Motivators for Australian Consumers to Search and Shop Online
Ian Michael
College of Business Sciences, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE

A Case Study on the Selection and Evaluation of Software for an Internet Organisation
Pieter van Staaden¹ Sam Lubbe²
1 Faculty of Informatics, Cape Peninsula University of Technology Cape Town, South Africa
2 School of Information Systems and Technology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Volume 5 Issue 1 July 2007



Ann Brown

Is Research that is both Causally Adequate and Adequate on the Level of Meaning Possible or Necessary in Business Research? A Critical Analysis of Some Methodological Alternatives.
D.A.L. Coldwell
School of Management, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

Learning from a Doctoral Research Project: Structure and Content of a Research Proposal
Javed Iqbal
Impact College, School of Business and Management, Manchester, UK

The Ethical Impact of Business and Organizational Research: the Forgotten Methodological Issue?
Margaret Lindorff
Monash University, Victoria, Australia

Strategies for Teaching Research Ethics in Business, Management and Organizational Studies
Linda Naimi
Organizational Leadership, Purdue University, USA

Volume 5 Issue 2
Special Issue ECRM Lisbon, July 2007



Ann Brown

How Hospitality Industry Managers' Characteristics could Influence Hospitality Management Curricula
Sjoerd A. Gehrels
CHN University, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Research Dilemmas in Management and Business Studies
John Mendy
University of Lincoln, Lincoln Business School, UK

Development of Variant Definitions for Stakeholder Groups with regard to the Performance of Public Transit in the United States
K. Jason Keith Phillips1 and Diane M. Phillips2
1Department of Marketing, West Chester University, Pennsylvania, USA
2Department of Marketing, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Applying Grounded Theory to Study the Implementation of an Inter-Organizational Information System
1Joan Rodon and 2Joan A. Pastor
1Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain
2Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Managing the Fear Factor (or how a Mini-viva Assessment can Improve the Process of Learning for International Students)
Susan Sayce
Bournemouth University, UK

The Catalog Usability Questionnaire – Adoption and Validation of a Usability Scale for Print-Catalogs
Sebastian Schulz Gunnar Mau Günter Silberer
Institute of Marketing and Retailing, University of Göttingen, Germany

Wasting Time: The Mission Impossible with Respect to Technology-Oriented Security Approaches
Andreas E Wagner and Carole Brooke
Lincoln Business School, University of Lincoln, UK

The Use of Grounded Theory and of Arenas/Social Worlds Theory in Discourse
Studies: a case study on the discursive adaptation of information systems
Ana C. Vasconcelos
University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Thursday, August 21, 2008


A hypothesis is important if it "explains" much by little.

Milton Friedman: Essays in Positive Economics

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Twenty Questions for Perspectivist Epistemologists

A Chapter in the book Advances in Social & Organizational Psychology: A Tribute to Ralph

by McGuire
Yale University

Contains areas of emphasis required in research

See some of the pages of the chapter from google books,M1

Research Tactics-1

The techniques which are used to collect evidence and which influence the way in which the evidence will be analysed are referred to here as research tactics.

Galliers (1992) provides a list of approaches or tactics.

Galliers, R. (1992) Information systems Research: Issues, Methods and Practical Guidelines, Alfred Waller Information Systems Series, Henley-on-Thames