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I ve completed my BE , MBA(HR) and planning to pursue Ph.D in Management. So i chosen Leadership is the base topic and want to refine a final thesis statement. please guide me in this regards
From India, Tikri
Dear Simplesiva,
I am sure that you have studied Research Methodology while completing MBA (HR) and also know how to use the Funnel Approach to narrow down from a general topic to make the research viable. Also, I am sure you know that to succeed with any project/research two primary conditions are your deep interest and access to conduct research to gather primary data. At the Master level, you may not be required to add anything new to the knowledge bank. For Doctoral research, you have to add something new to the knowledge repository; and the research has to be current and not outdated. Hence, my sincere suggestion is kindly to access the web and study some recent articles to assess what others have done, how, and why that way, etc., and then find out where a GAP exists and then tell us what you intend doing.

From United Kingdom
Dear sir
As you suggested i studied ample no of articles and decided the dissertation topic as " an exploratoion relationship between leadership styles, emotional intelligence and organazational excellance'' in NGO where i m working
This is fine or i have to think differently
plz guide me further

From India, Tikri
Hi Simplesiva,
The topic for the subject must come from YOU. You are the best person to decide about the topic depending upon your interests and taste. You can consult your guide and other better informed persons. They may help you in selecting the topic. I wish you all success in your efforts.

From India, Bangalore
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From India, Bangalore
Dear Siva,

Thank you very much for acting on my suggestion and doing some work and coming up with the title of your study. It would be fruitful to formulate your aim and objectives of the study and also tell us how you propose to get primary data; for example what's the population size, your sampling method, etc. As you intend doing an exploratory study, I presume you will be using an open ended questionnaire. I wonder whether it would be enough for an award of a PhD degree. Please see <link fixed> and <link no longer exists - removed> if you have not already accessed it for some more ideas.

I do not know the system in India. The systems for PhD in the UK and USA differs. In general, the dissertation for PhD in the States is a partial submission and in the UK it's a full submission. I stand to be corrected, if the systems have changed in recent years. Please also see and SBL Publications

From United Kingdom
Dear sir

Thanks for the quick response and related documents

Please find the reply and clarity needed further

Aim of the study

The study aims at investigating the relationship between various dimensions of behavioral styles of middle and higher level Managers, to the phenomenon of Organizational Effectiveness.

Objectives of the study

1.To study the management principles and practices of different NGO’s.

2.To examine the competencies of middle and higher level of managers.

3.To analyze the various factors and adaptation of other managerial skills to the performance of the organization.

4.To suggest the needed leadership style of middle and higher level managers to accomplish the organization standards.

Primary data: questionnaire

population sixe: 600-700

Sampling method: Survey to be done in my organisation(NGO) to access the importance of topic(inclusion of higher,middle managers and their subordinates)

I got my guide in an indian govt university but he ask to choose me the title

so please resolve my preliminary question:

1. whether topic ,aim as well as objective are aligned? or not?

2. the topic is apt to the current situation?

3. The way i coined the title and usage of words are fine or not?

whatever suggestions are welcome in choosing the title etc..

waiting for your reply to proceed further



From India, Tikri
Dear Siva,
Thank you for the private message seeking some pointers that will help all PhD aspirants. I will do that in a few days, as I am tied up with grandchildren.
Coming to your study, the aim and objectives seem to be aligned. However, Objective 1 will not be met using your study plan. Could you please explain why I have said that. To do that, kindly study both the statements with care.
Also see Nagpur University appoints fake degree holder as supervisor for PhD aspirants - The Times of India
Also see Notes On The PhD Degree which is a guide for PhD students in computing.Also see and

From United Kingdom
Dear sir
I m very much thankful for the steps taken to reply the mail.
1. I planned to study in Bharatiyar university coimbatore,tamilnadu with valid guide from the university itself
2. As you said in the objective 1: if it is in the organization itself where i going to to my research or please mention your idea on that
3. Thanks for reply on question 1 which i asked and waiting for the remaining 2 question i asked? as well as reamining objective
egarly waiting for yur reply...

From India, Tikri
Dear Siva,
Sorry for the delay. It saves my time having to go up and down the page to check exactly what you are on about, if you can raise the questions in your new posts. Have you shown your revised aim and objectives to your guide in the BU? If you have not kindly show him; he gets paid to guide you.

From United Kingdom
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