Theoretical Innovation
Sunday December 10th 2006, 14:27h
Filed under: ETH Zürich, Research

Yesterday the three-day doctoral seminar on innovation theory and research was over. Presenting and discussing 14 academic papers on innovation paradigms, modularity, innovation process, organizational behavior and competitive dynamics was highly insightful. And on Saturday each one of us presented the current state of his dissertation project. My learned lessons of this course - although not completely new:

  • State the basic assumptions of your research.
  • Focus on a narrowed down research question identifying relevant gap in theory.
  • Research question leads to research method leads to research design leads to theory leads to stakeholders.
  • Clarify how the empirical data relates to the constructs.
  • Present warrants for the claims.

Zeynep explaining the paper of  J.T. Macher 2006 on boundaries of the firm

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