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The Tumult over Transparency: Decoupling Transparency from Replication

  • 1.  The Tumult over Transparency: Decoupling Transparency from Replication

    Posted 03-02-2021 11:20
    The Practice and Process Reading Group is pleased to invite you to the 5th reading session, with our guest author
    Prof. Dr. Richard Whittington.

    Kindly Register to the event and join us on the 26th of March 2021, 16:00 CET, for a discussion with Prof. Dr. Richard Whittington, Professor of Strategic Management, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford , in conversation with Heiko M. Schmidt, Doctoral Student, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia.

    The interview will be followed by audience Q&A for 60 minutes moderated by Dr. Shilpi Banerjee, Adjunct Faculty, American University in Dubai.

    The article is available to download by following thelink:
    Pratt MG, Kaplan S, Whittington R. (2020). The Tumult over Transparency: Decoupling Transparency from Replication in Establishing Trustworthy Qualitative Research. Administrative Science Quarterly , 65(1):1-19.

    We would like to encourage you all to read the article before the event.

    Kindly register online using the link (thereafter you will receive the Zoom link)

    We look forward to your active participation!


    M. May Seitanidi, Reader in Strategy
    Kent Business School, University of Kent, UK

  • 2.  RE: The Tumult over Transparency: Decoupling Transparency from Replication

    Posted 03-03-2021 08:19

    May & Colleagues,

    Thank you for the invitation to this interesting session! Given that the ASQ editorial to be discussed was written as a response to the following ope-access Strategic Management Journal article, I thought it would be useful to share given that this is the article that originated this ongoing and important conversation:

    Aguinis, H., & Solarino, A. M. 2019. Transparency and replicability in qualitative research: The case of interviews with elite informants. Strategic Management Journal, 40(8): 1291-1315.

    The Abstract is below.

    We used interviews with elite informants as a case study to illustrate the need to expand the discussion of transparency and replicability to qualitative methodology. An analysis of 52 articles published in Strategic Management Journal revealed that none of them were sufficiently transparent to allow for exact replication, empirical replication, or conceptual replication. We offer 12 transparency criteria, and behaviorally-anchored ratings scales to measure them, that can be used by authors as they plan and conduct qualitative research as well as by journal reviewers and editors when they evaluate the transparency of submitted manuscripts. We hope our article will serve as a catalyst for improving the degree of transparency and replicability of future qualitative research.

    All the best,


    Herman Aguinis, Ph.D.
    President Elect, Academy of Management
    Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar & Department of Management Chair
    The George Washington University School of Business
    Washington, DC