R- SL4 instructions


Based on the readings for this module, the content of previous courses (especially ORG 601 and 602), and your SLP 3 research question, develop one hypothesis which addresses, in part, your research question.

1. Define the variables clearly, and identify the IV and DV.

2. Justify the effect you expect using prior research and logic.

3. State your hypothesis clearly, and explain how it relates to the research question.

SLP Assignment Expectations

1. Answer all questions with clarity and depth. Show your critical thinking ability.

2. Show ability to construct hypotheses.

3. Show necessary reasoning.

My notes:

(My interest): Market demand and organization culture on innovation and performance relationship

Cite sources within your comment to support your statements.

Include references, properly formatted



Required Reading

Glynn, M. A., & Raffaelli, R. (2010). Uncovering Mechanisms of Theory Development in an Academic Field: Lessons from Leadership Research. Academy of Management Annals, 4, 359-401. doi: 10.1080/19416520.2010.495530

Alvesson, M., & Karreman, D. (2007). Constructing mystery: Empirical matters in theory development. Academy of Management Review, 32(4), 1265-1281.

Tsang, E. W. K., & Kwan, K. M. (1999). Replication and theory development in organizational science: A critical realist perspective. Academy of Management Review, 24(4), 759-780. doi: 10.2307/259353

Prasad, S., Rao, A., & Rehani, E. (2001). Developing hypothesis and research questions. Retrieved from

Wallace, R. (2013). Research questions, hypothesis, and variables. Retrieved from

Optional Reading

McKinley, W. (2010). Organizational Theory Development: Displacement of Ends? Organization Studies, 31(1), 47-68. doi: 10.1177/0170840609347055

Tsang, E. W. K. (2006). Behavioral assumptions and theory development: The case of transaction cost economics. Strategic Management Journal, 27(11), 999-1011. doi: 10.1002/smj.553

Hallier, J., & Forbes, T. (2004). In search of theory development in grounded investigations: Doctors’ experiences of managing as an example of fitted and prospective theorizing. Journal of Management Studies, 41(8), 1379-1410. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6486.2004.00479.x