Theory Development

Explaining your model to a colleague helps you think more clearly about your theory and find possible gaps or
errors. Theory development, like most other aspects of organizational decision making, is a team effort.
To prepare:
Review Chapters 8 and 9 of your course text, focusing on theory development.
Review the Discussion and Assignment from Week 6.
Think about the model you developed and your colleagues’ responses in this week’s Discussion.
In 2–3 pages:
Explain the model you developed. Be sure to explain the variables and their relationships.
Identify where you have incorporated, or decided not to incorporate, your colleague’s suggestions in your
Justify your reasoning.

Sample Solution