Generating research questions through problematization

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It is increasingly recognized that what makes a theory interesting and influential is that it challenges our assumptions in some significant way. However, established ways for arriving at research questions mean spotting or constructing gaps in existing theories rather than challenging their assumptions. We propose problematization as a methodology for identifying and challenging assumptions underlying existing literature and, based on that, formulating research questions that are likely to lead to more influential theories.

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  • Business Administration
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-271
JournalAcademy of Management Review
Volume36
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes