[Journal:] Investigaciones europeas de dirección de la empresa (IEDEE) [ISSN:] 1135-2523 [Volume:] 16 [Year:] 2010 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 127-147
Doctoral dissertations provide a relevant contribution in a field. The general purpose of the dissertation research is to demonstrate research competence and to add something of value to the body of knowledge. This study provides an overview of marketing research in Spain through doctoral dissertations from 1980 to 2005. The study answers to the following questions: What subjects are researched? What analysis techniques are used? The study ends with some recommendation to the marketing departments concerning the design and content of the dissertation abstracts and to encourage doctoral students for pairing quantitative and qualitative methods.
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