Research methodology can help to define the activities of research, how to proceed with the research, how to measure progress and how to determine success. In this paper you will evaluate existing methodologies and explore the methodology that you will use for your dissertation. Your dissertation topic is: ?Maximizing local procurement to promote peace with communities in a remote area and create a new economic zone in a third world country? Thus, identify two or three journal articles that address research problems similar to the problem you have chosen, and evaluate the methodology used to conduct the research. With these thoughts in mind: ? How has your problem or question been studied in the past? ? What methodology would be most useful in addressing your research problem or question? ? Defend your choice of methodology. Discuss whether you would use a research design and approach similar to those you reviewed, or approach your problem differently and why. Compulsory reference Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R. & Jackson, P. (2012) Management research. 4th ed. London: SAGE Publications.