So you have a nagging problem you need to resolve and decide to explore it through your research. The more you read about what previous studies have done in relation to this problem, the more convinced you are of the need for your research to add to the understanding of the problem. You have read and learnt from a number of research methods books on how to structure your questions to be able to get quality information that can help in resolving this nagging problem. Every other detail on how to select the case organisation to be studied, and what appears to be the most important steps in the research process are discussed in the research books. Though these are very important, most researchable problems in organisational research are tied to particular organisations- whether a national culture, company or patients in a hospital. What this means is that to be able to resolve the problem, one needs to be able to approach these different organisations to ask them the possibility of researching the particular phenomenon in their contexts. This is what is referred to as access to negotiation and though it is one of the least mentioned in the literature. In this article, I shall be writing about
Author: Wilson Nghttp://www.enjoyyourbusinessresearch.com/
Professor Wilson Ng, PhD (Cantab.), MBA (London), MA (Cantab.), CDipAF (ACCA), FHEAI am a Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurship & Family Business at Regent’s University, London and an Adjunct Professor of Corporate Finance at Emlyon Business School, in Écully, France. I am a former investment banker who read Mathematics at Trinity College Cambridge on an open scholarship. On graduation, I joined the UK-French investment bank NM Rothschild & Sons as a management trainee. For ten years I was a corporate finance advisor of technology and non-technology start-ups, initially in London and then in Singapore. In 1992, I was head-hunted by the publicly-quoted specialist engineering firm, L&M Group Investments, as Group Finance & Treasury Director based in Singapore. When L&M was taken over in 1999, I returned to Cambridge to study for a doctorate in entrepreneurial family firms. In 2004 I graduated from Cambridge with a PhD (formally in Management Studies), and I have been a full-time research and teaching academic in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation since my graduation. My research has involved comparative studies of resource management and strategic development processes in extremely challenge-based enterprises. These enterprises are motivated by economic, socio-cultural, cognitive, and/or physical challenges faced by their founders and stakeholders, whose continuing challenges inspire the development of particular adaptive skills and capabilities. I am interested in the ways in which creative actors in challenge-based enterprises are able to leverage their capabilities and networks to achieve goals they have established because of their extreme challenges. My current research advances this interest by exploring processes of opportunity creation among visually impaired entrepreneurs in a comparative study in the UK and USA. I am also an advisory board member of a London City-based fintech crowd-funder and crypto-coin exchange, Crowd for Angels, and a Founding Director of a valuation enterprise of new ventures, Business Valuation International. My mother tongues are Chinese Cantonese and English, and I speak and write German, Italian, French, and Bahasa Malaysia, and converse in Chinese Mandarin. I have taught and given research seminars in German, Italian, and French, in addition to English.