Title of the paper
Name and Affiliation
150-200 words summarizing the key arguments of the paper
This section provides a rationale for writing the paper (i.e., a research problem) and points out the
theoretical framework of the text. In the end an outline of the paper may be provided.
Theoretical framework
This section gives an oversight of the literature of relevance for the research problem. The theoretical
framework needs to demonstrate a detailed understanding of the literature pertaining to the research
fields and must distinguish between different research traditions and schools.
Methodology of the study
In this section, the author(s) address three issues: (1) methodology of the study, i.e., theoretical and
epistemological issues of relevance for the study and research questions (e.g., the choice between
qualitative and qualitative methods), (2) data collection methods and procedures (i.e., interviewing or
survey methods), and (3) data analysis methods, i.e., how was the data examined after it was collected.
Empirical section
In this section, the empirical study is being reported, structured in accordance with preferred
categories structuring the text.
In this section, the empirical material is examined on an aggregated level, pointing at the (1) practical
and (2) theoretical implications from the study. In this section, the key findings and their managerial
implications should be addressed.
The concluding section is very much like the abstract, a summary to help the reader understand the
purpose and contribution of the paper.
Here the references is listed as follows (what matters is that all bibliometric data is included):
Journal paper:
Pentland, Brian T. & Rueter, Henry H., (1994), Organization routines as grammars of action, Administrative
Science Quarterly, 39(3): 484-510.
Perrow, Charles, (2002) Organizing America: Wealth, power, and the origins of corporate capitalism, Princeton
& London: Princeton University Press.
Book chapter:
Powell, Walter W., 82001), The capitalist firm in the twenty-first century: Emerging patterns in Western Europe,
in DiMaggio, Paul, ed., (2001), The twenty-first-century firm: Changing economic organization in international
perspective, Princton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, pp. 33-68.