1) Topic and research question(s)
This box is not asking for a pithy title, it is asking what your dissertation will be about, so please be specific.
Think of particular industry/industries, particular country/countries, particular areas of study (e.g. sales trends, HRM practices, marketing activity, OB topics like conflict, culture etc.
The topic must fit the brief of being “international” (UK is only admissible if in conjunction with an international theme) and “business”.
Remember that the Dissertation is 4,000 words - not 10-12k (MA) or 80k (PhD) ! So, you need a topic that is sufficiently narrow to be fully “researched” in that small space.
2) Modules you have studied or are studying that relate to the topic
Mention whatever is appropriate.
If you mention modules studied on your Year Abroad, please include this, e.g. “(studied at Copenhagen Business School on Year Abroad)”
Staff teaching on relevant WBS modules would probably be appropriate supervisors if they are available.
If you are not sure whether your topic fits in a module (or its Department) ask your Seminar Tutor or Module Leader.
3) Existing relevant literature
This box is asking for Harvard-style references to academic literature – articles from academic journals or academic books – that you will use in your Literature Review
You are not expected to list all the literature that you will use but to have made a start.
The rationale for this is to show that you have done some work to demonstrate that this is an established area of academic study that you are extending in some small way.
You will be ready to start your Lit Review.
4) Sources of data and/or Information
This box is asking for the type of data that you will analyse. This data can be primary, secondary or tertiary.
Remember that this is a small project, you will not have the space, or time, to analyse vast amounts of data
Primary data is data that you collect yourself
Examples of primary data:
Questionnaires (approx x number) from a sample of (students on my course, colleagues at my internship company in y country, etc) HAVE YOU APPROACHED THESE PEOPLE TO ASK THEM? This will be quaNtitative data
Interviews (approx z number) with a sample as above. This will be quaLitative data.
Secondary data is data that somebody else has collected but not analysed (or you don’t use their analysis)
Examples of secondary data:
Statistics (sales, employment numbers, revenue, etc etc). Where will you access them? If on the internet, provide the URL; if from the company, have they given permission? (This applies even if you work there.) This will be quaNtitative data.
Written accounts, such as reviews (as above, show where you will access them). This will be quaLitative data
Tertiary data is data that has been collected and analysed by somebody else.
Examples of tertiary data: you could discuss and further analyse the data analysed in academic articles, perhaps comparing that used in different articles. This will be either quaNtitative (numbers) or quaLitative (words).
5) Methodology to be employed
This box is important as supervisors may have a strong preference for qualitative or quantitative analysis.
You have already specified your method in the box (above) about data and info; what is wanted here is methodology :
Positivist or interpretivist?;
Quantitative or qualitative?
Literature review only?
If you have further ideas about a method of analysis such as SPSS (if you are able to), you would mention it here; but don’t worry about it if you haven’t thought that far as you can discuss it with your Supervisor.
6) Any other relevant information
This is where you could mention that you have approached a possible supervisor and they have agreed.
1 Topic and research question(s)
A defined analysis of a suitable exit strategy for the foreign venture capital investments. The alignment of the theme to the internal context of business operation can be justified through the arguments related to international private business sectors.
Potential impact of the differential exit strategies will be analysed related to the nominated paradigms of a sustainable business.
2 Modules you have studied or are studying that relate to the topic
The nominated modules for the course of the research can be demonstrated as a segregation of the paradigms denoted through the theme of the research. International Business and economy has been strategically integrated to escalate an overview on the operational elements of differential industries and businesses all across the globe. The inclusion of strategic and project management techniques through emphasize on the international protocols of business operations can be demonstrated as an attempt of a suitable strategic derivation concerning the nominated theme. Analysis of the projected paradigms related to the developmental course of the research has been promoted through the differential elements of a global strategies on business operations.
3 Existing relevant literature
Example of relevant literature:
Evaluation of the information acquired from the secondary sources of literature can be projected through the interpretative and analytical capabilities of the learners. Analysis of the defined elements of resource management can be escalated as a critical element of the operational procedure which can be justified by a simultaneous and strategic intervention. The inclusion of various articles, journals, and books has been defined through the relevancy on the integrated data to the theme of the research. A unique of escalation of the contradictory arguments related to the theme of the course work can be projected as an attempt to demonstrate the achievement of a unbiased conclusion of the research work.
4 Sources of data and/or Information
The utilisation of the primary sources of data acquisition can be demonstrated through the development of the surveys and questionnaires within the nominated respondents. The integration of relative statistical embellish for a contradictory projection of the intercepts can be justified through attempts justifying the achievement of the sustainable objectives of business management.
Examples of primary data:
Questionnaires: The quantitative data required for the research is to be generated from the 10 question set of questionnaire. This questionnaire is to be given to a sample size of 25 students in my course in the prevalent country. The sample population is to be chosen on the basis of their consent to answer the questions.
The qualitative data is to be collected by conducting interviews with the mentioned sample population.
5 Methodology to be employed
The research has been developed through a simultaneous integration of the qualitative and quantitative methods. The variances in the data acquisition techniques along with a projection of the information relatives can be justified through the methods adapted in the development course of the work. The nomination of the research paradigms and the projection of the contrastive arguments can be aligned to the projected interceptions related to the viability standards of the research work. Emphasize on the authenticity and liability of information sources has been subjected to the credentials of data integrated to the research procedures.
6. Any other relevant information
The nomination of theme of the research work can be promoted as an impact of the defined protocols of management with an acute emphasize on the arguments related to the projected modules of development. Expertise of the supervisor has been desired and achieved through a rigorous impetus on the developmental integrative of the work. The responses has been developed through an analysis of the defined profiles of resource management and development of suitable business strategies.