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Useful links and resources:

Cand.merc.: Course description and information about the Cand.merc. Master thesis can be retrieved from the SDU-webpage for Cand.merc.-Students:

Cand.negot.: Course description and information about the Cand.negot. Master thesis can be retrieved from the SDU-webpage for Cand.negot.-Students:

Library ressources: The University Library offers various resources for thesis-writing master students through the student entrance to the Library’s webpage:

Resources includes:
- Guidelines and Courses on among other things
           -  Thesis writing
           -  Literature search/Information retrieval
           -  Database searching
           -  Reference Management
- Literature search engine
- Databases
- Tutorials on the use of library resources for business studies:
- Tutorials on general use of library resources:

Examples of theses: At SDU, theses are stored by the library in printed form. They can only be seen and read at the library. For info look here:
Other universities allows you to access open theses. SDU links to them here:

How to structure a thesis:
Writing your Master thesis

How to formulate a research question
Brown, Reva Brown (2006). “The problem with the research problem”, in Doing Your Dissertation in Business and Management: The reality of researching and writing. London, NY, New Delhi: Sage Publications.

Literature review and theoretical framework:

Hart, Chris. Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Social Science Research Imagination. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1998

Ridley, Diana. The Literature Review: A Step-by-Step Guide for Students. 2nd ed. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE, 2012 Turner, J. R. (2018). “Literature review.” Performance Improvement Quarterly, 31, no. 2: 113-117.

Webster, Jane, and Richard T. Watson (2003). “Analyzing the Past to Prepare for the Future: Writing a Literature
Review.” Management Information Systems Quarterly 26, no. 2(3).

Writing and referencing
Reinecker, Lotte and Signe Skov (2013). The Good Paper: A Handbook for Writing Papers in Higher Education. Frederiksberg: Samfundslitteratur.

Academic Phrasebook (resource for academic writing) by Manchester University

Neville, Colin (2010). The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism. 2nd ed. Open UP, 2007. Open University Press Educational and Professional Book Publishers. McGraw Hill Education Europe, 01 Feb. 2010.
(freely available online)

To help students avoid plagiarism the University of Southern Denmark refers students to the following webpage:

Last Updated 02.12.2019