Guidance on how to prepare a research proposal on: WHAT IS A GOOD BUSINESS
Students who wish to do their research on this topic should consider at least the following issues/questions before formulating the hypothesis or thesis they intend to confirm or prove/disprove:
i) Are business quality and management quality separable?
ii) Which indicators are better to assess both qualities?
iii) Are good industries a pre-condition for a good business?
iv) Is good governance synonymous with good business?
v) Is there a trade-off between fat margins and sales growth?
vi) Are monopolies better than competitive businesses?
vii) Are cash-rich businesses better than highly leveraged businesses?
viii) Is customer satisfaction a measure of business quality?
ix) Are cheap companies a good business?
x) Do stock markets value business quality?
Business quality, stock ratings, management efficiency, customer satisfaction, good business, business profitability, Warren Buffett, opportunity spotting.
Also, read the following basic references:
Seeing the Big Picture:
The Influence of Industry, Diversification, and Business Strategy on
After completing the above, please email to me your draft research plan with a maximum of 2 pages and the following headings:
I – Introduction
II – Description
III – Thesis
IV – Methodology