When you perform research, you are essentially trying to solve a mystery you want to know how something works or why something happened. In other words, you want to answer a question that you (and other people) have about the world. This is one of the most basic reasons for performing research.
The main purpose of research is to inform action, to prove a theory, and contribute to developing knowledge in a field or study. It is a tool for building knowledge and for facilitating learning. It is a means to understand various issues and increase public awareness, and an aid to business success.
Research is done to investigate a problem from different lenses of a research, and it should be well problematized by the researcher. Problematization in the sense of challenging assumptions and disrupting current ways of thinking and doing research about a particular subject matter appears, therefore, as a central ingredient in generating research questions that are likely to lead to more influential theories than typically is the case.It is therefore aboutunderstanding the existential elements of those involved as challenges (problems) that invite the people involved to transform those situations.
Identify a research gap and problematize it. The research gap should be based on the one the following areas:
Human Resource Visibility
Project successIntroduction/ background to the study
Problem statement(empirical, contextual and theoretical gap)
4-5 Objectives of the study.
Theories that inform the study
Methodology to guide the study
The content should include the following:
Note:Referencing and citations should follow APA 7th Edition
Maximum of 10 pages
Literature reviews are designed to provide an overview of sources you have explored while researching a particular topic and to demonstrate to your readers how your research fits into the larger field of study. It helps the researcher to demonstrate his/her understanding, and the ability to critically evaluate research in that field. It provides evidence that may be used to support your own findings.
Use meta-analysis, systematic and progressive literature review to discuss one of the following areas:
Project team resilience
Religiosity and business resilience
Brand equity in the Banking sector
Entrepreneurial ambidexterity among Small and Medium Enterprises
Note: Citations and referencing style should follow APA 7th Edition, pages 8-10, space 1.5.
Nexus of generative influence, ecologies of innovation and opportunity exploitation Further, hypothesis H2c findings reveal that, ecologies of innovation (EoI) fully mediates the relationship of nexus of generative influence (NGI) with opportunity exploitation (OE) (β = . 141, p = 000). It was found that NGI on its own cannot influence OE without EoI. Therefore, EoI is a true driver and a conduit through which NGI relates with OE. When business owner/manager create enabling environment like flexible policies, flat structures, allowing employees to deviate from the norms to come up with new ways of doing things, the SME is likely to explore and exploit opportunities competitively. NGI offers a view of how individuals at all levels can make a difference in their organizations by creating EoI. When NGI creates EoI in the workplace, it enables experiments in novelty to promote innovative practices, processes and routines. Fonfara et al. (2018) contend that, when NGI creates an enabling environment, employees are likely to interact with each other to come up with new ways of exploring and exploiting opportunities. NGI enable an organization to become adaptable to the unprecedented levels of change characterizing today’s business environments. Mayanja et al. (2020) posit EoI cannot be created on its own without generative leadership creative abilities. Complex Systems Leadership Theorysupports the findings.
Test of moderation Hypothesis H3b results also indicates that interaction effect of firm size has relationship between symbiotic resonance (SR) and ecologies of innovation (EoI) as graphically presented. Firm size (β = −0.112; t = 2.008; p = 0.045) established significant negative moderation on the relationship between SR and EoI. Moreover, the introduction of interaction effects in the model produces change in the coefficient of determination (R2 ). The explained variance in EoI is improved by introducing interaction effect of firm size in the study model. Firm size interaction reflects a change in R2 -value from 0.288 to 0.30. Even though the change is very small for moderations, still R2 play a significant role in analyzing the interaction effect (Hair et al., 2017). This means that interaction effect of firm size and SR has a negative significant effect the relationship between SR and EoI. This means that, when the level of innovation is low, required resources like money, people, and technology may not be adequately available. In addition, business structures, flexible policies that protect individuals in the process of executing their duties may not be in place to influence the level of innovations. The availability of resources and structures encourage employees to come up with innovative ideas. In big organizations, job descriptions are well stated with rewards attached. Big firms can attract talented employees because they have space for innovations and recognition based on new ideas in processes, products, services and strategies unlike SMEs in developing countries.
PLS_SEM moderation for opportunity exploitation. SMEs in developing economies like Uganda may not attract highly skilled and talented employees because of scarce resources. Innovative employees are normally not retained as they tend to have divergent views from the owner/manager. SME owners/managers tend to reward loyalty as opposed to innovation, which negatively affect EOI. Thongsri and Chang (2019) found that SR between business ties, customers, and competitor ties moderate the government support and innovation behavior relationship. This study was among private firms with big SMEs compared to Uganda. As innovation is a key component in the knowledge production function, it would seemingly follow that small firms are burdened by an inherent innovation disadvantage (Audretsch, Hafenstein, Kritikos, & Schiersch, 2018).
Based on the discussion and conclusion, make recommendations based on the following: a) Theoretical implications
Recommendations for future research and justify why.
Write an annotated bibliography for your research topic, emphasizing recent studies.
With the use of relevant examples, explain the importance of theories in informing an academic study.
Discuss the advanced research designs and the context in which they are used.
Explain the process you will go through to write a scholarly article on the impact of Russian and Ukraine war on your economy.