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  1. #1 Literature review 
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    Hey guys,

    Don't know if you can help, but I'm doing a literature review at the moment for my bachelorthesis.
    Since it's for my bachelor, the review doesn't have to be exhaustive, but I have to build a framework and discuss some relevant literature in the field.

    Part of my project is the relationship between large organizations and their foreign subsidiaries.
    I'm searching for literature right now, but my question is:

    There are thousands of articles available on that topic. Without reading them all, how can I develop an understanding of the most recent, and most influential findings?
    How do I know which articles contain the leading theories in the field?
    How do I know which articles contain the most relevant frameworks or concepts?

    Thanks in advance

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    I'd suggest you find the most the recent articles, read them, wikipedia the contents, browse through the related articles in wikipedia, find the wiki articles that cite their topics as having the least criticisms, find academic articles relating to that topic.

    Be wary of this approach however.. You'll need to actively participate in what you're reading. Just because wikipedia says it, doesn't mean it is as accurate as expected, use follow up sources based on your wikipedia findings before you start looking at academic articles.

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