Retroduction, set-theoretic configurational approaches and generative mechanisms: some preliminary insights

Iannacci, F. (2018) Retroduction, set-theoretic configurational approaches and generative mechanisms: some preliminary insights. In: Surprise in and around Organizations: Journeys to the Unexpected, 5 - 7 July 2018, Tallinn, Estonia.

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Abstract

Retroduction is a thought operation that has been investigated in a limited fashion in Information Systems (IS) research. Yet, it has the potential of reframing IS research because it can shed a new light on the study of causal mechanisms. In this paper, we call for a renewed effort in the use of retroduction in the study of IS phenomena. Specifically, we claim that IS researchers could retroduce causal mechanisms by leveraging Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) counterfactual approach to causation. Preliminary insights are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > The Business School
Depositing User: Dr Federico Iannacci
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2018 11:15
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 11:15
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/17035

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