- Köttbullar – Swedish meatballs. Like Ikea, we also added mashed potatoes and raspberry jam (didn’t have lingonberry). I made the mistake of added too much flour to the sauce, making it super thick. But, I loved it still. 9/10. Recipe here.
- Kladdkaka – sticky chocolate cake. Reminded me of volcano cakes. 9/10. Recipe here.
Phenomenon-Based Theorizing – where do ideas from phenomenon-driven papers come from? The authors mention personal experience, curious observation, data complication, facilitating conversations and uncovering examples.
Achieving Fit and Avoiding Misfit in Qualitative Research – one of the biggest challenges with qualitative research is connecting the different parts into one coherent whole. The research question must fit with the data collection, which then must fit with the analysis which then should fit with the interpretation.
Bridging Art and Science: Phenomenon-Driven Theorizing – insightful model of how art and science work together to make theories. Conceiving the theory requires discovery and prescience, constructing the theory requires imagination and logic and communicating the theory requires storytelling and scripting.
The nuts and bolts of writing a theory paper: A practical guide to getting started – very useful guide on how to write a paper (even beyond theory papers). It gives actual exercises that one can do to frame the paper and guide its further development.
The Quest for Innovation in Information Systems Research: Recognizing, Stimulating, and Promoting Novel and Useful Knowledge – the article shows the different ways that papers can contribute to research.
- filling a literature gap
- filling a problem gap
- bricolage (rearranging extant knowledge in search of new insights)
- distinguishing between subsets of population
- changing levels of analysis or stakeholders
- extending current models
- examining the evolution of technology and its effects
- applying another theory base
- using different methods
- future-oriented studies
- blue ocean transformation by challenging assumptions
- shifting perspectives
I lived before in Lisbon so I was super excited when we had to cook Portuguese food. I had great times there.
- Bacalhau com natas – Cod baked with potato and cream. I still remember my professor, Teresa, preparing this for our team before, so this brings back memories. 9/10.
- Arroz de pato – rice with duck and chorizo. 9/10.
- Pastel de nata – pastry with cream. Probably one of my most favorite pastries ever. It is just so addictive especially the one from Pasteis de Belem. Our version is not as good considering we just used puff pastry. I would rate the typical version you can find in Portugal 10.5/10, our version is around 6/10.
Sowing the seeds of failure: Organizational identity dynamics in new venture pivoting – pivoting when you are still establishing an identity can be difficult. This study identifies co-development of business model with the investors, professionalization of recruitment and implementation of routines based on the planned milestones as steps to help stakeholders cope with such pivots.
Organizing Entrepreneurial Teams: A Field Experiment on Autonomy over Choosing Teams and Ideas – Teams that can choose which ideas to work on or which members to work with outperform those that do not have any choice at all. As the article explains, this can be attributed to team members selecting ideas that may interest them or team members selecting according to their prior networks. What’s fascinating is that when teams are free to choose both ideas and members, these benefits disappear.
Evaluating Ambiguous Offerings – it’s difficult to evaluate a novel technology if you don’t have any reference or baseline to compare it to. In this research, they find that higher evaluation is given to ambiguous product if it is primed by goal-based categorization. This is since the perceived utility of these unclear attributes is made clearer through such categories.
Heuristic methods for updating small world representations in strategic situations of Knightian uncertainty – small world representations refer to situations where a decision is simplified to a set of acts that lead to certain consequences. To update this representation in the implementation phase, the authors recommend counterfactual thinking to address confirmation bias, explore imaginable scenarios, and act on black swans.
Building greener motorhomes: How dual-purpose technical and relational capabilities affect component and full product innovation – first time I came across dual-purpose capabilities. These refer to capabilities like product modification, manufacturing, supplier and customer relationship which can not only serve current business needs but also create future business opportunities.
Are FT50 journals really leading? A comment on Fassin – The FT50 list which reflects the journals that business schools value has its own faults. As this editorial mentions: these journals have too many reviews and the citations of these journals can be gamed following Goodheart’s law.
Business and management research: Low instances of replication studies and a lack of author independence in replications – Nothing too surprising here. Management research in general is not really interested in getting things right. Fame and prestige go to people who come up with new terms and methodologies.
The Theory Crisis in Management Research: Solving the Right Problem – the thing that took a long time to click for me in management research is the role of theory and how it seemed that papers do not really accumulate to a larger whole. This article reflects on this by distinguishing between unit theories and programmatic theories.
- Unit theories – frame empirical data on specific aspects of a phenomenon
- Programmatic theory – builds on settled science, which emerges collectively from unit theories
Entrepreneurs as scientists: A pragmatist approach to producing value out of uncertainty – This is one of these studies that seems very obvious once you’ve heard of it. The study frames entrepreneurship as a process of belief formation, belief testing and response.
We are hosting a paper development workshop at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) to be held in Austin, Texas this December. The title of the workshop is DEEP TECH: EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES IN INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
Deep technologies, usually referred to as technologies based on cutting-edge science with long research and development processes, are receiving increasing attention from investors and policy as a means to solve the most pressing societal challenges, leverage new business opportunities, and increase global economic growth.
Despite its potential and the recent rise of the term, deep tech remains a ‘black box’ for both practitioners (i.e. traditional investors who associate deep tech with high risks, long gestation periods, and uncertainty of their development paths), but also for IS and management scholars who have lagged in assimilating what deep tech is and the innovation processes producing deep tech. Scholarly literature defining deep tech and exploring its challenges and opportunities is scant, at best.
To respond to the increasing need to fundamentally understand deep tech, this PDW sets out to establish a shared understanding of the unique nature of deep technologies and to shed light on its implications to innovation and entrepreneurship. The PDW will start with a panel discussion with Michel Avital, Richard Baskerville, Samir Chatterjee, and Meltem Ballan, representing diverse perspectives from academia and industry.
The panel will be followed by semi-structured roundtable discussions with participants to shape emerging research opportunities for future deep tech research. All participants will give and receive feedback on their ongoing research from senior scholars and peers.
To participate in the Professional Development Workshop, please read the description found here: https://t.co/YluU7G6WfT?amp=1
If you are interested, please submit your applications to Laia Pujol Priego (email@example.com).
Angelo Romasanta, Ramon Llull University, ESADE Business School
Laia Pujol Priego, IESE Business School
Jonathan Wareham, Ramon Llull University, ESADE Business School
Hannes Rothe, ICN Business School