Why there is no insignificance for a relevant question

Holweg, Matthias (2011) Why there is no insignificance for a relevant question. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 47 (4). pp. 19-20.


Defining the Ph.D. research topic is a non-trivial task, and will influence a young scholar's career way beyond the actual defence of the thesis. This note makes a case for allowing the research topic to be inspired by real-world problems and phenomena, and to let the world of practice challenge the resulting findings. This, it is argued, will lead to a personally more satisfying and sustainable research career, as well as act as an effective safeguard against so called “insignificant” or “counter-intuitive” findings.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: research design;theory development;theoretical contribution
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2015 11:54
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2016 12:05
Funders: N/A
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/5558

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