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Theory Building in Family Business and Entrepreneurship Research

Course code
Course type
Doctoral Program Lecture
Weekly Hours
HS 2020
Prof. Dr. Nadine Kammerlander
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.
Date Time
Tuesday, 22.09.2020 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday, 23.09.2020 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday, 24.09.2020 09:00 - 18:00
Friday, 25.09.2020 08:00 - 16:30
By the end of the course the PhD students will have gained skills and knowledge in (a) precisely defining constructs, (b) linking various constructs through causal relationships and processes, (c) deriving new or extending extant theoretical models based on those relationships. While the focus of this course is on theory building based on extant literature (as necessary for conceptual as well as empirical papers), insights from this course will also be applicable to theory building from cases.
  • 30% review of theory building in published paper (teamwork)
  • 40% presentation own theory building (individual work)
  • 30% classroom participation
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