TITLE

BUILDING THEORY ABOUT THEORY BUILDING: WHAT CONSTITUTES A THEORETICAL CONTRIBUTION?

AUTHOR(S)
Corley, Kevin G.; Gioia, Dennis A.
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Academy of Management Review;Jan2011, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses literature on theoretical contributions to management science. Primary distinctions are drawn in terms of originality and utility. An argument is presented that the more forecasting ability a theory has, the broader its scope will be in terms of utility. The importance of improving the adaptive capacities of organizations and society more generally is noted. The various types of utility which management theories can communicate, and the significance of scholarly citations of such work, are also addressed.
ACCESSION #
55662499

 

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