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Constructing mystery: Empirical matters in theory development

Alvesson, Mats LU and Kärreman, Dan LU (2007) In Academy of Management Review 32(4). p.1265-1281
Abstract
We outline a research methodology developed around two basic elements: the active discovery and/or creation of mysteries and the subsequent solving of the mysteries. A key element is the reflexive opening up of established theory and vocabulary through a systematic search for deviations from what would be expected. given established wisdom, in empirical contexts. "Data" are seen as an inspiration for critical dialogues between theoretical frameworks and empirical work.
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Academy of Management Review
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1265 - 1281
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ACAD Management
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