Doctors Without Borders

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Doctors without Borders: A Study of Diseases Business Research Methods, Part I
Michelle Bowen
QNT/561
August 2, 2010
Erik Kirk

Doctors without Borders: A Study of Diseases Business Research Methods, Part I Doctors Without Borders is an International medical organization that provides emergency and surgical care to people in countries or situations where healthcare is generally not accessible. When one considers that this organization is primarily operating with volunteers and donated funds, one would expect funds could be misallocated. To better determine what problem is affecting the organization, this team of scholarly researchers will attempt to explain how the Management-Question Research Hierarchy helps one to determine a
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As the research team progresses to the next step of the research project, we will seek to answer how funds are allocated for medical care in Sudan and determine the best course of action for DWB.

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Step 1: Management Dilemma Are there diseases which are prevalent within the Sudanese population that are not being appropriately funded?
Step 2: Management Question Within the Southern Region of Sudan, how can we more effectively allocate funding towards diseases which are more prevalent?
Step 3: Research Question What is the appropriation of funds to various diseases?
Step 4: Investigative Questions Are the most serious diseases receiving the most funding?
Step 5: Measurement Questions How can we measure the amount of funding to specific diseases?
Step 6: Management Decisions How can executive management direct the flow of funds to the most serious diseases? What is the appropriation of funds to various diseases?

References
Cooper, D. R., & Schindler, P. S. (2008). Business Research Methods (10th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Lind, D. A., Marchal, W. G., & Wathen, S. A. (2008). Statistical Techniques in Business and Economics (13th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
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