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Creative destruction in science

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posted on 30.03.2021, 12:41 by Warren Tierney, Jay H. Hardy, Charles R. Ebersole, et al., Andree HARTANTO

Drawing on the concept of a gale of creative destruction in a capitalistic economy, we argue that initiatives to assess the robustness of findings in the organizational literature should aim to simultaneously test competing ideas operating in the same theoretical space. In other words, replication efforts should seek not just to support or question the original findings, but also to replace them with revised, stronger theories with greater explanatory power. Achieving this will typically require adding new measures, conditions, and subject populations to research designs, in order to carry out conceptual tests of multiple theories in addition to directly replicating the original findings. To illustrate the value of the creative destruction approach for theory pruning in organizational scholarship, we describe recent replication initiatives re-examining culture and work morality, working parents’ reasoning

History

Publication Date

01/11/2020

Journal

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Volume

161

Pages

291-309

ISSN

0749-5978

School

School of Social Sciences

IRIS ID

131219838