Causal Mechanisms in Organization and Innovation Studies
2016 (English)Report (Other academic)
We outline the guiding ideas behind mechanisms-based theorizing in analytical sociology as a fruitful alternative to economics-inspired research on identification of causal effects, and discuss the potential of mechanisms-based theorizing for further development in organization and innovation studies. We discuss the realist stance on providing broader explanations as an identifying characteristic of the mechanism approach, its focus on the dynamic processes through which outcomes to be explained are brought about, and outline theoretical and methodological implications for organization and innovation studies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2016. , 21 p.
The IAS Working Paper Series, 2016:5
Research Methods, Mechanisms, Causality, Theory
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-132715OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-132715DiVA: diva2:1048232
FunderEU, European Research Council, 324233Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, M12-0301:1