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Webinar: How to Make a Scholarly Contribution

  • 1.  Webinar: How to Make a Scholarly Contribution

    Posted 04-08-2024 14:01

    Speaker: Mikko Ketokivi (IE Business School)


    Time: Friday, April 19 at 10 am (EST) / 3 pm (London). This webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes, including Q&A.


    Registration: Please register here to receive a personalized Zoom link and reminder prior to the event.


    This webinar is the first of five sessions in the online course Contributing to Theory Progress.


    Every researcher seeks a contribution, but the definition of what constitutes one remains elusive. This introductory session examines different ways of thinking about establishing contributions. We also ask in what ways research can achieve the elusive objective of being interesting.


    Recommended reading:

    • Davis, M. S. (1971). That's interesting: Towards a phenomenology of sociology and a sociology of phenomenology. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 1(4), 309-344.
    • Locke, K., & Golden-Biddle, K. (1997). Constructing opportunities for contribution: Structuring intertextual coherence and "problematizing" in organizational studies. Academy of Management Journal, 40(5), 1023-1062
    • Bartunek, J. M., S. L. Rynes, and R. D. Ireland (2006). What makes management research interesting and why does it matter? Academy of Management Journal 49(1), 9-15
    • Dutton, J. E., and J. M. Dukerich (1991). Keeping an eye on the mirror: image and identity in organizational adaptation. Academy of Management Journal 34(3), 517-554
    • Santos, F. M., and K. M. Eisenhardt (2005). Organizational boundaries and theories of organization. Organization Science 16(5), 491-508
    • Ketokivi, M., Mantere, S., & Cornelissen, J. P. (2017). Reasoning by analogy and the progress of theory. Academy of Management Review, 42(4), 637-658.


    About the speaker:

    Mikko Ketokivi is a Professor of Operations Management  & Organization Design at IE University in Madrid. He is an organization economist interested in the design and governance of all kinds of organizations: small and large, public and private, for-profit and non-profit. He received his Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Minnesota in 2000. Over the past 20 years, he has taught organization economics, operations management, organization design, governance, and statistical research methods in business schools and technical universities in the US, France, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark, and his native Finland. His book Efficient Governance: A Governance Approach (Oxford University Press, 2023) takes a practical look at organization design and governance questions.

    Ibrat Djabbarov, PhD