In carrying out research, the researcher wants to move from a point of ignorance to point of knowledge. It has become one of the practical tools everyone needs to acquire. Depsite the various titles given to research, the objectives are generally the same i.e. to expose people to the art and science of gathering, recording, analysing and reporting data for solving identified problems.
These problems may include and mot limited to international monetary crisis, labour-relations, static production issues, rising prices, poor living standard, over population, planning in public and privates sectors, fall in public and privates sectors, fall in the standards of education, managerial problems in various business firms, corruption, political and social problems. An applied behavioural/social/business research focuses on finding the truth and solutions to problems.
Management Research is one of the core functional activities of the Centre for Management Development CMD. The CMD Act No. 51 of 1976, which gave legal existence to the Nigerian Council for Management Development (NCMD) in section (d) and (e) that among other functions, the Centre should engage in:
OUR VISION STATEMENT: To be a world class management development institution that sets standards for excellence in management development and economic administration
MISSION STATEMENT: To coordinate, Promote and build capacities for the efficient and effective management of scarce resources through high quality training, research and consultancy in the areas of management development and economic administration in Nigeria and beyond.