Chapter 4 Web links

Planning a research project and developing research questions

UK Company Research

If you’re looking to do some company research, then Companies House is an official UK government register that holds key information, reports, and statistics on more than two million UK-registered companies. They provide basic information about companies, which can be retrieved for free, but also offer a wealth of documentation and company reports which can be purchased on a pay-as-you-go basis.


Here you can find a collection of links to countries all over the world and the newspapers that they publish.

Research Plans

This short article by Susan Silbey looks at what sort of information researchers need to consider in advance of doing a research project. It also contains an example of a research plan.

Managing your time when writing a dissertation

From the University of Bedfordshire, the following outline some strategies to help you to manage your time whilst writing a dissertation or thesis.

Business and Management research topics

This provides a list of recent research topics. You should not copy them but use them as a guide to help you think of your own idea for research, especially if your institution only has limited access to previous dissertations. It also has some practical advice on how to go about writing a dissertation.