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

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Iannacci, F. 2018. Retroduction, set-theoretic configurational approaches and generative mechanisms: some preliminary insights.
AuthorsIannacci, F.
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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.

Year2018
ConferenceSurprise in and around Organizations: Journeys to the Unexpected
Official URLhttps://www.egosnet.org/2018_tallinn/general_theme
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Deposited06 Mar 2018
Accepted05 Jul 2018
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