SUDDABY Roy, HARDY Cynthia, HUY Quy
Academy of Management Review 36, 2 (2011) 236-246
We summarize the manifest and latent content of the articles that make up the Special Topic Forum on Theory Development. Rather than offering new theories, however, most of the articles offer a series of critical accounts of current organizational theory and a range of novel ideas about the process of theory construction. We conclude by speculating about the institutional barriers to new theory creation and how those barriers might be overcome.