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HOW TO DEMONSTRATE RIGOR WHEN PRESENTING GROUNDED THEORY RESEARCH IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT LITERATURE

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Researchers have found that supply chain management (SCM) studies that employ inductive approaches lack a common structure and often fail to adequately describe their research process and methodology. The purpose of this article is to increase rigor in SCM research by deriving an interpretive structure of presenting grounded theory (GT) studies. The structure presented in this article allows researchers to clearly demonstrate the rigor and validity of their methodology, and to thus increase the confidence of reviewers and fellow SCM researchers in their findings.

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