Role of post-soviet countries in Global Value Chains: example of Ukraine

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1. Abstract

2. Introduction

2.1. General topic/Background

2.1.1. what does the reader need to know to understand the dissertation?

2.2. Focus/scope of the Study

2.2.1. What geographical area are you investigating?

2.2.2. What time period does your research cover?

2.2.3. What demographics or communities are you researching?

2.2.4. What specific themes or aspects of the topic does your dissertation address?

2.3. Statement of the problem

2.3.1. What is it that we do not know? What is the gap in our knowledge this research will fill? What needs to be improved?

2.4. How I became interested in the major questions / main reasons for it

2.5. Justification of the Study

2.5.1. Why is this research important? Who will benefit? Why do we need to know about it? Why it is important question for community/social sciences? How does the research fit into existing work on this topic? Which aspects hasnt been investigated?

2.6. Research qustions

2.6.1. What is it that you want to find out? (a question that’s broad enough to stimulate your interest and narrow enough that you can provide a convincing answer)

2.7. Hypotheses

2.7.1. What ideas are suggested as possible explanation for the problem, situation or condition and will be proved to be correct or incorrect by the research?

2.8. Objectives

2.8.1. What steps will the researcher take to try and fill this gap or improve the situation?

2.9. Assumptions:

2.9.1. In considering the methods, model, formulation or approach, are there important conditions or states that the researcher takes to be true? Ukraine is willing and investing for future integration with GVCs.

2.10. Description of the next module shortly

3. Theoretical background and literature review

3.1. Theroretical background

3.1.1. History of Soviets

3.1.2. What happened to Post Soviets in the last decade

3.1.3. How were these countries during soviets?

3.1.4. Theories supporting my questions

3.2. Literature review

3.2.1. Introduction What is the topic about? Reasons for reviewing literature. What is discussed and order of the review. What is included and not included in the chapter.

3.2.2. Review of literature related to Subquestion A Post Soviet countries and their role in GVC Historical background Popular views vs other views Major questions presented General conclusions made by authors Methodologies

3.2.3. Review of literature related to Subquestion B Role of Ukraine in GVS Historical background Popular views vs other views Major questions presented General conclusions made by authors Methodologies

3.2.4. What have not been touched before about the topic? Current status of the literature

3.2.5. For whom this gap matters?

3.2.6. Conclusion Brief summary of Literature review and linking sentence to the next module

4. Methodology&Data

4.1. Methodological approach

4.1.1. Research question/Subquestion

4.1.2. What is your methodological approach? Reason for choosing it?

4.1.3. Will your analysis be qualitative, quantitative or both?

4.1.4. Techniques/ measurements to analyse data

4.2. Methods of data collection

4.2.1. Qualitative Existing data What type of materials did you analyze? How did you collect and select them?

4.2.2. Quantitative Existing data Sampling: How many cases will you include, and how will you select them? Methods of data collection: How you will get access to your data? Primary/ Secondary data What criteria did you use to select material (e.g. date range)? Variables Measurement and scaling techniques Processing and data analysis Measurement and scaling techniques

4.3. Methods of Analysis

4.3.1. Qualitative Content analysis using articles, books, journals

4.3.2. Quantitative Preparation of graphs, tables using Tableau

4.4. Evaluation and justification of the study

5. Analysis

5.1. Results

5.1.1. Quantitative Tables, figures

5.1.2. Qualitative

5.2. Discussion

5.2.1. Interpretations what do the results mean?

5.2.2. Implications why do the results matter?

5.2.3. Limitations what can’t the results tell us?

5.2.4. Recommendations what practical actions or scientific studies should follow?

6. Summary

6.1. Conclusion

6.1.1. Research summary: problem statement / objectives

6.1.2. Practical implications: objectives thesis reached / how (contribution)

6.1.3. To whom my results matter

6.1.4. Limitations of the study (Is there any factor, condition or circumstances that will prevent the researcher from achieving all his/her objectives?) / possible future work

7. Title page

8. Table of contents

8.1. Page title, clear headings and subheadings, page numbers

8.2. Heading levels

8.2.1. Level one → Chapter 3. Methodology Level two → 3.1 Sampling Method Level three → 3.1.1 Participant Recruitment

9. List of figures

10. List of tables

11. Acknowledgments

11.1. Mentions help received

11.2. Gives assurance that all is your work

11.3. Declaration that it is your work and is following University guidelines

11.4. Statement of the word counts

12. References

13. SOVIET UNION and its economic model, member countries, major economies

14. POST SOVIET countries and their economies in GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS.


16. Appendix

16.1. Extra large tables

16.2. Interview questions