This major new series will provide the starting point for new PhD students in business and management and related social science disciplines. Each Handbook will give definitive overviews of research methods appropriate for particular subjects within management. The series aims to produce prestigious high quality works of lasting significance, shedding light on quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods. Each Handbook consists of original contributions by leading authorities, selected by an editor who is recognised international leader in the field. International in scope, these Handbooks will be an invaluable guide to students embarking on a research degree and to researchers moving into a new subject area.