A Curated Debate: On Using “Templates” in Qualitative Research

Denny Gioia, Kevin Corley, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Martha Feldman, Ann Langley, Jane Lê, Karen Golden-Biddle, Karen Locke, Jacqueline Mees-Buss, Rebecca Piekkari, Davide Ravasi, Claus Rerup, Torsten Schmid, David Silverman, Catherine Welch

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One of the raging debates in organization study concerns the use of “templates” in qualitative research. This curated debate brings together many of the players in that debate, who make statements of position relative to the issues involved and trade accusations and counter-accusations about statements they have made that in their view have been misinterpreted or misconstrued. Overall, it is quite a lively debate that reveals positions, points of tension and grounds for disagreement. Denny Gioia wrote the triggering essay that prompted other players to weigh in with their personal and professional views.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-252
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Management Inquiry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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