Sublime Views and Beautiful Explanations: The Art and Craft of Organization Theory

Daved Barry, Stefan Meisiek, Mary Jo Hatch

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To create a generative theory that provides beautiful explanations and sublime views requires both a crafts and an art approach to scientific theorizing. The search for generativity leads scholars to perform various theorizing moves between the confines of simple, yet eloquent beauty, and the ranges of rich, yet defamiliarizing sublimity. The quality and trajectories of these moves rely on theorists’ emerging appreciation of the devices, traditions, and texts of their field of inquiry.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2010
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2010: Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 6 Aug 201010 Aug 2010
Conference number: 70


ConferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2010
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