Theory Development

Construe a compelling theory. Through a series of exercises, practical assignments and readings,  participants will be trained in framing a contribution; become creative in combining perspectives; and develop skills in the articulation of novel ideas.

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Description

Construe a compelling theory

Theory and theory development are seen as crucial to making meaningful academic contributions to bodies of knowledge in management and organizational research. Despite its prominence, the constituent processes around theorizing are often left implicit, and not typically discussed or taught in doctoral training programs. The course addresses this very point; through a series of exercises, practical assignments and readings,  participants will be trained in framing a contribution; become creative in combining perspectives; and develop skills in the articulation of novel ideas.

The Instructor

Dr. Omar Solinger works as an assistant professor in organizational behavior at the VU University Amsterdam. His current research seeks to re-interpret OB concepts and build process theories, with knowledge gained from high-density longitudinal research. His current studies are focused on job attitudes (the organizational commitment attitude), the psychology of change and transitions (e.g. socialization, organizational exit, and reactions to involuntary change), leadership, herding behavior, and construct redesign. He has published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, and the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Course Format: Live, Online

The course will be held on Zoom. Participants will be emailed a link to the course at least one day before the start of the course.

ECTS

This course is equivalent to .5 ECTS. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate for participation which you can present to your institution. Participants are responsible for getting their institution to accept ECTS credit(s) . SciLink cannot be held responsible for an institution’s rejection of ECTS credit(s) but may provide participants with whichever supporting documentation they may require.

Additional information

Cancellation Policy

SciLink Foundation is looking forward to your attendance. We keep our classes to a limited size to maximise your learning potential. However, we also recognise that outside factors can affect your ability to participate in our courses.

To cancel your booking, our cancellation policy is outlined as follows:
– Cancellation within 14 days of registration – Full refund minus the booking fee
– Cancellation after 14 days of course commencement – No refund available

To cancel your booking, please contact our office via email at info@scilink.eu. SciLink Foundation reserves the right to cancel courses based on minimum attendance requirements, or other unforeseen reasons (e.g. sickness of the instructor). In the unlikely event that we need to cancel an event, we will make every effort to support participants with information prior to the course commencement. Participants will have the choice between credit towards the next available course, or a full refund minus booking fees. SciLink Foundation accepts no liability for costs incurred, including but not limited to, accommodation expenses, travel expenses and travel insurances.

Event Details

Start time: 09:00 CEST

End time: 17:00 CEST

Venue: Online - Zoom