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    • A Talk to New Doctoral Students Der Chao Chen Assistant Professor of Strategy Department of Business Administration National Central University September 25, 2009 Seminar on POM
    • Outline
      • Crafting of Research
      • Writing Your Papers
      • Doing Your Research
      • Professional Organizations related with Your Fields
    • Crafting Your Research
    • Some presentation material in this section derived from Booth, W. G., G. G. Colomb, and J. M. Williams. 2008. The Craft of Research , 3rd ed. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press.
    • Table of Contents
      • I. Research, Researchers, and Readers
      • II. Asking Questions, Finding Answers
      • III. Making a Claim and Supporting It
      • IV. Planning, Drafting, and Revising
      • V. Some Last Considerations
    • I. Research, Researchers, and Readers
      • Prologue: Starting a Research Project
      • Thinking in Print: The Uses of Research, Public and Private
      • Connecting with Your Reader: (Re) Creating Your Self and Your Audience
    • II. Asking Questions, Finding Answers
      • Prologue: Planning your project- An overview
      • From Topics to Questions
      • From Questions to Problems
      • From Problems to Sources
      • Engaging Sources
    • III. Making a Claim and Supporting It
      • Prologue: Assembling A Research Argument
      • Making Good Arguments: An Overview
      • Making Claims
      • Assembling Reasons and Evidence
      • Acknowledgements and Responses
      • Warrants
    • IV. Planning, Drafting, and Revising
      • Planning
      • Drafting Your Report
      • Revising Your Organization and Argument
      • Communicating Evidence Visually
      • Introductions and Conclusions
      • Revising Style: Telling Your Story Clearly
    • V. Some Last Considerations
      • The Ethic of Research
      • A Postscript for Teachers
      • Appendix: Bibliographic Sources
    • Writing Your Paper
    • Writing Your Paper
      • Outline of a Academic Paper *
      • Cover page, include authorship, abstract / keywords, contact information, acknowledgement,
      • Introduction
      • Literature Review
      • Research Method
      • Results
      • Discussions and/or, Conclusions
      • References
      * It is only a generic outline for reference
    • Writing Your Paper
      • INTRODUCTION contains
      • Research questions, and some background information,
      • The value of your work,
      • Summaries your finding (optional),
      • The organization of your paper.
    • Writing Your Paper
      • LITERATURE REVIEW includes
      • Previous and related work,
      • You may also present your Propositions and
      • Hypothesis in this section.
      • RESEARCH METHOD covers
      • Your research sample/setting - Who? why? how to access?
      • Methods you applied - Why? how to do? validity and credibility of your chosen method.
    • Writing Your Paper
      • RESULTS explain
      • What do you find? Just plain description and point out any significances of your findings
      • DISCUSSIONS have to
      • Compare your analysis and/ or empirical results and with previous works, describe whether your analysis support or oppose your arguments (hypotheses and propositions) and any extra interesting findings
    • Writing Your Paper
      • CONCULSIONS summarize
      • Your major findings and contributions,
      • Point out your research limitations,
      • Indicate future research directions.
      • REFERENCES need to
      • Follow the guide for the authors from individual journals (your target journal), or
      • Any other appointed by supervisor, funding vendors, etc .
    • Writing Your Paper
      • ACKNOWLEDGEMENT uses to
      • Appreciate who ever help your during the research, such as funding organization, supervisors, anonymous reviewers
      • Point out if it revised from any earlier presentations or works
      • How does the authorship matter?
      • The order of authorship represents contributions/responsibility of each listed author .
    • Process of Producing Academic Papers Writing Submission Review Revise & Resubmit Reject Accept
    • Cited from Ireland, R. (2008, June). YOUR MANUSCRIPT'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE AMJ REVIEW PROCESS. Academy of Management Journal , 51 (3), 409-412. Retrieved September 18, 2008, from AOM Archive database .
    • Doing Your Research
    • Doing Your Research
      • Identify the research questions you really interest or at least like to dedicate for a long run.
      • How to identify?
      • W: where, who/to whom, what, when, why, which, etc.
      • H: how to…
    • The relationship between practical and research problem Practical Problem motivates Research Question defines Research Problem leads to Research Answer helps to solve Adopted from Booth, Colomb, and Williams (2008: 53)
    • From Questions to Problems
      • Try to use the following steps to identify the significance of your research work (Booth, Colomb, and Williams, 2008: 51)
      •  Topic: I am studying __________
      •  Question: because I want to find out why/what/how __________
        •  Significance: in order to help my readers understand ___________
    • Doing Your Research OLD NEW Questions New Research Methods OLD How will you pose your research?
    • Doing Your Research OLD NEW Questions New Theories OLD How will you pose your research?
    • Doing Your Research
      • What ‘s new?
      • new variables/constructs, new contextual variation
      • What’s really interest you?
      • Thinking beyond the boundaries across disciplines and classical debates
      • i.e. Cross-/multi-disciplinary studies
      • So what?
      • Find out theoretical and practical implication.
    • Professional Organizations related with Your Fields
    • Professional Organizations You like to Know
      • The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) http://www.informs.org/
      • Publications: Management Science, Organization Science, Marketing Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, etc .
      • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) http://www.poms.org/
      • Publication: Production and Operations Management.
      • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) http://www.iienet.org/
      • Publication: IIE Transactions, The Engineering Economist, etc.
    • Professional Organizations You like to Know
      • IAMOT ( http://www.iamot.org/ )
      • Publication: Technovation
      • PDMA ( http://www.pdma.org/ )
      • Publication: Journal of Product Innovation Management
    • Reading list
      • Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G, & Williams, J. M. 2003. The craft of research (2nd ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
      • Day, A. 1988. How to get research published in journals . England: Gower Publishing Ltd.
      • Feldman, D. C. (2004). The devil is in the details: Converting good research into publishable articles. Journal of Management , 30 (1), 1-6.
      • Gino, F., and G. Pisano. 2008. Toward a theory of behavioral operations. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management , 10(4):676-691.
      • Miller, J. E. 2005. The Chicago guide to writing about multivariate analysis . Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
      • Davis, J. P., Eisenhardt, K. M., & Bingham, C. B. (2007). Developing theory through simulation methods. Academy of Management Review , 32(2), 480-499.
      • Sheppard, J. P., Nayyar, P. R., & Summer, C. E. (2000). Managing your doctoral program: A practical orientation. Production and Operations Management , 9 (4), 414-437.
      • Voss, C., N. Tsikriktsis, and M. Frohlich. 2002. Case research in operations management. International Journal of Operations & Production Management , 22(2):195-219.
    • Thanks for Your Attention 陳德釗 [email_address]