Sublime views and beautiful explanations: The art and craft of organization theory

Daved Barry, Stefan Meisiek, Mary Jo Hatch

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Abstract

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
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management 2010 Annual Meeting - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 6 Aug 201010 Aug 2010

Conference

Conference70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period6/08/1010/08/10

Keywords

  • Art
  • Craft
  • Theory

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    Barry, D., Meisiek, S., & Hatch, M. J. (2010). Sublime views and beautiful explanations: The art and craft of organization theory. In Academy of Management 2010 Annual Meeting - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010