Research Methods

Theory Development and Testing: Using Event System Theory as an Example

Thursday, October 26th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm

In this workshop, Dr. Dong Liu will use his highly cited theoretical article on event system theory (Morgeson, Mitchell, & Liu, 2015) as an example to discuss effective approaches to developing a new organizational theory and maximizing a new theory’s contributions to the literature. Dr. Liu will also provide detailed suggestions on how to apply a new theory to examine interesting phenomena and testing the theory’s basic notions based on his conceptual and empirical articles (e.g., Liu, Fisher, & Chen, 2018; Jiang, Yin, & Liu, 2019; Chen, Liu, Tang, & Hogan, 2021; Liu, Chen, & Li, 2021 ).

Workshop Chair

Dr. Dong Liu

  • Dr. Dong Liu is Thomas R. Williams Chair in Management and a Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • He received his PhD in Business Administration from the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington in 2011.
  • He also holds an MPhil in Management from the Faculty of Business Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.