The real problem with Stock Buybacks: Many critics say buybacks crimp investment. But the real problem is that they transfer wealth from shareholders to executives, two professors say.
Proposal framework should be based on “Saunders and Lewis - Doing research in business and management an essential guide to planning your project”.
Include following components:
1. An account of the background to and rationale for the research proposal which should: a) Explain the nature of the research topic, expressing the research topic in the form of a problem which needs solving, a question that needs answering or something which you find exciting and has aroused your curiosity and you wish to find out more about. b) Provide a brief description of the background/context and state why this research is worth the effort of undertaking research into.
2. A literature review, which should:
a) Draw on relevant literature to show why your study is important, and
b) Articulate the relevance and significance of existing research literature in the chosen field.
3. Statement(s) of the research aims and objectives, and associated hypotheses or questions.
4. The selection of an appropriate research philosophy, supported by discussion and justification of the selection
5. The selection of an appropriate research design, with an accompanying description, supported by a justification of that research design. In this part of the proposal you should set out and justify:
A) your approach: whether deductive and/or inductive;
B) your type of study: whether exploratory or descriptive or explanatory
C) your strategy, justifying your selection in the context of how it is suited to enabling you to answer your particular research questions and meet your research objectives; here you should refer specifically to the case(s) and/or setting(s) and/or population(s) that will be the focus for data collection;
D) the nature of the data – primary and/or secondary - you intend to collect;
E) How you intend to, if necessary, successfully negotiate access to data from institutions and/or organisations and/or individuals;
F) your sampling strategy, where relevant/appropriate;
G) Techniques, be they qualitative, quantitative, or mixed, you intend to use to collect and analyse your data.
6. Identification and consideration of any ethical issues that might arise in the course of the research and how you intend to address them.
7. A relevant reference list
The coursework should be word-process:
In a clear font (Arial)
In 12 point size font
Using double spacing
Using 2.54cm (1 inch) margins
No endnotes or footnotes
Word count: max 3500 words (does not include bibliography/references)
No appendices allowed but charts/diagrams are
Harvard referencing style
At a minimum use the following sources:
1. The real problem with Stock Buybacks: Many critics say buybacks crimp investment. But the real problem is that they transfer wealth from shareholders to executives, two professors say
Jesse M. Fried; Charles C.Y. Wang. Wall Street Journal (Online); New York, N.Y. [New York, N.Y]06 July 2018: n/a.
2. AN EXAMINATION OF CORPORATE STOCK BUYBACKS: DO THEY REALLY CREATE VALUE?
Keasler, Terrill; Byerly, Robin T.Economics, Management and Financial Markets; Woodside Vol. 10, Iss. 4, (Dec 2015): 11-28.
3. Stock Buybacks: Good Or Bad For Investors?
Yallapragada, RamMohan R..Journal of Business & Economics Research (Online); Littleton Vol. 12, Iss. 2, (2014): n/a.
4. Stunda, Ronald A (22/03/2017). “Corporate stock buybacks-do they enhance or worsen company performance over time?”.
Quarterly journal of finance and accounting (1939-8123), 55 (1-2), p. 1.
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