Saturday, 02 June 2018 18:00
Saturday, 02 June 2018 19:00
The literature review is seen as the heart and soul of any academic work. It is the repository of written knowledge that is either existing or identifies what could be added as yours or someone else’s contribution. For a doctoral thesis, where the essence is to generate or contribute to knowledge, it touches every aspect of the document, from the introduction chapter through to the discussion/conclusion. As such, the literature review is an important part of your thesis.
Practical topics covered include: what is critical thinking, the use of critical thinking in undertaking a critical literature review; the difference between theoretical and conceptual frameworks, how to formulate a theoretical framework and develop your own conceptual framework, and examples of key words used literature searches. Other aspects covered will include the common mistakes identified in drafting literature reviews that have been highlighted in feedback from examiners.
Participants in this webinar will gain a better understanding on:
Dr. Nii Amponsah Amoo
Nii Amponsah career spans over 20 year in industry and over 15 year in academia, and therefore he’s a well seasoned scholar-practitioner.
In industry, Nii Amponsah held roles from Engineering, Project Management and as a Management Consultant. In academia, Nii Amponsah has worked as an academic in top U.K. universities including University of Leeds, Aston University, Essex University and Bradford University. Currently he holds a position as a senior academic in a U.K. university where he is engaged in working with doctoral students.
In the universities Nii Amponsah works with the Doctoral community in a number of ways - by being a Lead Facilitator in the Research Training Programmes, including Quantitative Research Methods and Mixed Methods Research; the Supervision of PhD/DBA students; the review of doctoral thesis; and Internal & External examiner of PhD/DBA thesis. Nii Amponsah received his PhD in Business Management from the Leeds University Business School and an MBA from Cardiff University all in the U.K.
His research interest are in strategy and leadership with emphasis on implementation, SMEs and Family Businesses. Nii Amponsah research work has been presented in a number of international conferences including the BAM and the AOM. His work has been published in a number of top international journals, including the Journal of Management Inquiry (JMI), Journal of Business Research (JBR), Energy Economics (EE), International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management (IJSSM), and Management Control. He is a manuscript reviewer for IJSSM and also an Article Editor for Sage Publications.