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References on theory-building and theoretical
Editor's Comments: The Craft of Writing Theory Articles-Variety and
Similarity in AMR
Academy of Management
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Bergh, D. 2003. From the Editors: Thinking strategically about
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Corley, K. & Gioia, D.
Building theory about theory building: What constitutes a
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That's interesting! Philosophy and Social Science, 1 (4):
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Hitt, M. A., & Smith, K. G.
Introduction: The process of developing management theory.
K. G. Smith, & M. A. Hitt
Great Minds in Management: The Process of Theory
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