The paper "Government of New Zealand" is a great example of a business case study. The purpose of this paper is to present a critique of the qualitative and quantitative research entitled, “ The critical challenges facing the New Zealand chief executives: implication for management skills” (Hutchison & Boxall, 2014, p. 23). The authors, Ann Hutchinson and Peter Boxall argue that New Zealand is tagging behind in economic development based on the poor management that the majority of the firms portray in Australia. The authors undertake the research to fill the knowledge gap or rather the missing pieces of information on the underperformance of many firms in New Zealand with respect to the management.
That is why they annex the goal of the study to produce a survey report which details the opinions of the New Zealand chief executives on the current issues that affect development in all sectors of the country (Hutchison & Boxall, 2014, p. 24). The research intends to present possible remedies to the management challenges that many chief executives in public and private of profit-based and non-profit-based firms face in New Zealand. Contextual critique The authors portray a contextual understanding of the study topic.
They portray the understanding in the introductory part of the article, whereby, they state clearly the topic of the goals of the study. Furthermore, they support the necessity of conducting the research not only to fulfil the prescribed goals but also to provide a remedy to the dwindling economy in New Zealand (Herndon, Ash & Pollin, 2014, p. 265). This means that the results of the study serve as major applicable solutions to the economic problems facing the country.
Additionally, they format the article in the standard and acceptable format of management research papers. It is evident by the systematic arrangement of the topics such as abstract, introduction, literature review, methodology, results, discussions, conclusions and references. Furthermore, they contextualize the description that follows each topic making the article to flow in a prose form. On the contrary, the introduction fails to provide the hypothesis of the study and the possible limitations which hinders its success. In the literature review, the authors provide background information to reveal the economic challenges facing New Zealand and the possible sources of such challenges (Hutchison & Boxall, 2014, p.
27). Based on the background information in the literature review, it is easier to note that the authors not only understand the scope of the study but also recognize the need to develop an argument for the necessity of conducting the research. In this context, they use older sources to contextualize the aspect of management in New Zealand organizations and use latest sources of information to reveal the current state of the country’ s economy based on management (Hutchison & Boxall, 2014, p.
29). It shows that the authors perform contextual research before they identify the management-based economic problem. Because they finally narrow down to focus solely on the challenges of management in different firms as the source of the major hindrances of economic development. It forms the basis of the study topic. Contrarily, the literature review provides only qualitative information and fails to provide a quantitative background. They require a quantitative background to provide a possible quantitative technique to employ in the analysis of the collected data.