Guest lecture "The process of theory building: issues, challenges and contributions", Department of International Business, Oulu University

Turcan, R. V. (Oplægsholder)

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How do we advance our research fields? Via theory building as one way of many would be the answer. But how do we actually do it? How do we conduct research in an emerging field, in a field that is at the intersection of multiple theoretical frameworks, or on a phenomenon that is not convenient to research? How do we go from pure description where most of research actually stops in a qualitative enquiry to develop propositions, advance middle range theories, and go beyond a substantive theory?

In this seminar Romeo V. Turcan intends to address the above and other issues pertaining to theory building by drawing on his personal experience starting from his PhD. The focus of his PhD was on de-internationalization of new small high-technology ventures and these ventures' struggle for survival before and after the bubble. The findings from his PhD led to a number of scientific publications from which few are highlighted: the typology of goal alignment between entrepreneurs and investors (Turcan, 2008); typology of captivity (Turcan, 2012); typology of de-internationalization (Turcan, 2011); cross-disciplinary theory building framework (Turcan et al., 2009) and theory of international new venture survivability (Turcan, 2011).
Periode15 maj 2012
BegivenhedstitelTheory Building: null
PlaceringOulu, Finland