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The baby and the bathwater: On the need for substantive–methodological synergy in organizational research

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 December 2021

Joeri Hofmans*
Vrije UniversiteitBrussel, Belgium
Alexandre J. S. Morin
Concordia University, Canada
Heiko Breitsohl
University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Eva Ceulemans
KU Leuven, Belgium
Léandre Alexis Chénard-Poirier
Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Charles C. Driver
University of Zurich, Switzerland
Claude Fernet
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
Marylène Gagné
Curtin University, Australia
Nicolas Gillet
Université de Tours, France, & Institut Universitaire de France (IUF), France
Vicente González-Romá
University of Valencia, Spain
Kevin J. Grimm
Arizona State University, USA
Ellen L. Hamaker
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Kit-Tai Hau
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Simon A. Houle
Concordia University, Canada
Joshua L. Howard
Monash University, Australia
Rex B. Kline
Concordia University, Canada
Evy Kuijpers
Vrije UniversiteitBrussel, Belgium
Theresa Leyens
Vrije UniversiteitBrussel, Belgium
David Litalien
Université Laval, Canada
Anne Mäkikangas
Tampere University, Finland
Herbert W. Marsh
Australian Catholic University, Australia, & The University of Oxford, UK
Matthew J. W. McLarnon
Mount Royal University, Canada
John P. Meyer
The University of Western Ontario, Canada & Curtin University, Australia
Jose Navarro
University of Barcelona, Spain
Elizabeth Olivier
Université de Montréal, Canada
Thomas A. O’Neill
University of Calgary, Canada
Reinhard Pekrun
University of Essex, United Kingdom, and Australian Catholic University, Australia
Katariina Salmela-Aro
University of Helsinki, Finland
Omar N. Solinger
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sabine Sonnentag
University of Mannheim, Germany
Louis Tay
Purdue University, USA
István Tóth-Király
Concordia University, Canada
Robert J. Vallerand
Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Christian Vandenberghe
HEC Montréal, Canada
Yvonne G. T. van Rossenberg
Institute for Management Research, Radboud University, the Netherlands
Tim Vantilborgh
Vrije UniversiteitBrussel, Belgium
Jasmine Vergauwe
Ghent University, Belgium
Jesse T. Vullinghs
Vrije UniversiteitBrussel, Belgium
Mo Wang
University of Florida, USA
Zhonglin Wen
South China Normal University, China
Bart Wille
Ghent University, Belgium
*Corresponding author. Email:


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The first and second author contributed equally to this article and their order was determined at random. Both should be considered first authors. Beyond the first and second authors, the order of appearance of all other coauthors was determined alphabetically (as a function of their family names).

The second author was supported by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (435-2018-0368).


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