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Webinar: How to Write Theory

  • 1.  Webinar: How to Write Theory

    Posted 04-08-2021 17:04

    RRBM Webinar: How to Write Theory

    Speaker: Professor Joep Cornelissen (Erasmus University)

    Theory is central to management and organizational research, as it is to other areas of the social sciences. However, writing theory as part of research papers is far from easy. Oftentimes, as authors, we perceive writing theory as much more difficult than writing the methods or empirical parts of our papers. In this session, we will demystify the craft of writing theory through a number of practical exercises related to the theory parts of your paper.

    Time: Thursday, 15th of April at 9am (Eastern) / 3pm (CET) / 7.30pm (New Delhi). This webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes (including Q&A).

    Registration: Please register here to receive a personalized Zoom link and a reminder for this event.

    Recommended readings

    • Cornelissen, J.P. (2017), Developing propositions, a process model or a typology? Addressing the challenges of writing theory without a boilerplate, Academy of Management Review, 42, 1, 1–9.
    • Lange, D., & Pfarrer, (2017). Sense and structure: the core building blocks of an AMR article. Academy of Management Review, 42, 3, 407–416.
    • Okhuysen, G., & Bonardi, J.P. (2011). The challenges of theory building through the combination of lenses. Academy of Management Review, 36, 1, 6-12.
    • Suddaby, R. (2010). Construct clarity in theories of management and organization. Academy of Management Review, 35, 3, 346-358.

    About the speaker

    Joep Cornelissen is a Professor in Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and Chair in Strategy and Organisation (part-time) at the University of Liverpool Management School. He researches processes of innovation, communication and change and has furthermore a general interest in questions of scientific reasoning and theory development in management and organization theory. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Organization Theory, a former Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Review, a former General Editor of the Journal of Management Studies (2006-2012) and serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies.

    This webinar is supported by Organization Theory journal and Responsible Research in Business and Management (www.rrbm.network). If you have any questions, please contact Ibrat Djabbarov i.djabbarov@cranfield.ac.uk.

    Ibrat Djabbarov
    Cranfield School of Management