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Contributing to theory: opportunities and challenges

Jay B. Barney ()
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Jay B. Barney: The University of Utah

AMS Review, 2020, vol. 10, issue 1, No 7, 49-55

Abstract: Abstract Scholars looking to make original theoretical contributions typically must address at least three challenges: Defining what constitutes an original theoretical contribution, positioning a paper in ongoing theoretical conversations, and critiquing prior published work. Based on experiences at the Academy of Management Review, approaches for addressing these challenges are discussed.

Keywords: Theory development; Theoretical contributions; Positioning papers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1007/s13162-020-00163-y

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