Looking backwards to move forwards? reviewing the possibilities of retroduction as a contemporary approach to researching strategy

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    Abstract

    This proposal suggests that retroduction represents an under-utilised
    but potentially potent and “Academics, Business and Consultants” (ABC)
    inclusive mode of reasoning for approaching contemporary strategy
    research. Retroductive approaches to researching strategy are argued
    to have potential to generate explanations which might underpin the
    proposal of ‘theory as elucidation’ engage ABCs in a mutually respectful
    and advantageous investigative process without compromising the
    potential for generation of outcomes according to the needs of each;
    and complement and catalyse extant, dominant deductive and inductive
    strategy research approaches. On this basis retroduction is nominated as
    a means by which to start addressing the much lamented gap between
    strategy theory and practice
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventStrategic Management Society Special Conference - Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Duration: 20 Jun 201322 Jun 2013

    Conference

    ConferenceStrategic Management Society Special Conference
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityGlasgow
    Period20/06/1322/06/13

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    Keywords

    • researching strategy
    • retroduction
    • contemporary approach

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    MacKay, D. (2013). Looking backwards to move forwards? reviewing the possibilities of retroduction as a contemporary approach to researching strategy. Paper presented at Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom.