Building Theory about Theory Building: What Constitutes a Theoretical Contribution?

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleBuilding Theory about Theory Building: What Constitutes a Theoretical Contribution? Author(S)Kevin G Corley (Author)
Abstract  We distill existing literature on theoretical contribution into two dimensions, originality (incremental or revelatory) and utility (scientific or practical). We argue for a revision in the way scholars approach the utility dimension by calling for a view of theorizing that would enable theories with more ...Paginationp12-32
SubjectManagementDescriptorsManagement
Journal TitleThe Academy of Management Review  
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