Theorizing from Cases: Further Reflections

Author(s)
Eriikka Paavilainen-Mäntymäki, Rebecca Piekkari, Maria Emmanouela Plakoyiannaki, Catherine Welch
Abstract

Since the publication of our 2011 article, social scientists have increasingly criticized induction for not being able to explain how theory is generated from case data and offered alternatives such as abduction, which emphasizes the role of pre-existing theory and the non-linear nature of theorizing processes. Inductive theory building is no longer seen as the only option—narrative or process-based theorizing, thick description, Qualitative Comparative Analysis are viable alternatives, because they combine contextualization with causal explanation.

Organisation(s)
External organisation(s)
University of Turku, Aalto University, The University of Sydney, Hanken Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Leeds
Pages
229-231
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22113-3_11
Publication date
2020
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
502016 SME-research
Keywords
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/theorizing-from-cases-further-reflections(65c7536b-4e4c-4b96-ba04-83e9d5049290).html