Positioning case studies

Positioning case studies

The importance of theoretical contribution and joining existing debates is essential for publishing scientific studies. Therefore, a paper has to be framed and positioned well…

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Engaged Scholarship II

Engaged Scholarship II

Our discussion on ‘engaged scholarship’ as a way to generate knowledge for both theory and practice continues. Based on Van de Ven and Johnson (2006)…

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Engaged Scholarship I

Engaged Scholarship I

Recently we were discussing theoretical contributions and practical relevance in various ways. Moreover, in our last meeting we came across the term engaged scholarship coined by…

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Celebrating Organization Theory: Counterpoint

Celebrating Organization Theory: Counterpoint

Continuing with the debate on organization theory, in our next meeting we look at the counterpoint by Davis (2015) to Celebrating Organization Theory (Lounsbury &…

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Celebrating Organization Theory

Celebrating Organization Theory

Theoretical relevance and contributions are crucial ingredients for succeeding in the publishing process but also for enhancing the progress of the research field. As Suddably…

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Making sense of sensemaking

Making sense of sensemaking

Over time, sensemaking became one of the most influential perspectives in the field of management and organization studies. Since its development by Karl Weick (1969,…

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Two Strategies for Inductive Reasoning

Two Strategies for Inductive Reasoning

Quite often I find myself reading papers where there is an interesting case (study) presented, but after reading the full paper I have and empty…

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Boxed-in versus Box-Breaking Research

Boxed-in versus Box-Breaking Research

At one of the sub-plenary sessions at EGOS 2014, Robert Chia stated that “in order to really think outside the box, you should ask where…

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Toward a Science of Metatheory

Toward a Science of Metatheory

When the ‘common man’ on the street says, “I have a theory”, it implies that he/she has a speculative hunch regarding something. In science, “theory”…

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Should project management get carried away?

Should project management get carried away?

In a upcoming book chapter, published in “Advancing Research on Projects and Temporary Organizations“, Johann Packendorff raise the following concern: “At a time when project…

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