dynamic capabilities directly affect a firm’s ability to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage,
The proposal should be between 2000 and 3500 words. A full research proposal is often structured along the following lines and this might help you compose your own proposal:
This should be a one-line summary of your research project. It should be more specific than simply identifying your proposed research area.
This should be a brief abstract of the general topic of study and the discipline(s) within which the topic falls. Please state how your own background gives you competencies to research the topic.
( iii) Identify the relevant literature
You should demonstrate some awareness of the debates and questions raised in the various literatures pertaining to the topic. Please refer to key articles and texts to show that you appreciate their relevance to your research topic. You should also address why the topic continues to be interesting within the literature.
(iv) Key research questions
Summarise your specific question. Remember that you need to demonstrate:
(a) that the question is interesting;
(b) that the answer isn’t obvious;
(c) that the research project is viable within the normal time period for a PhD/MSc.
You should show that you are aware of the methodological tools available to you and show some understanding of which is most suited to your specific research question. You should demonstrate why, from the large range of available methods, a particular method (or methods) is best.
(vi) Timescale/research planning
You need to demonstrate an awareness of the need for planning and the timescale of the research.