This paper discusses how theories (as objects) are used in articles published in Design Studies. While theory and theory construction have been given time and attention in the literature, less is known about how researchers put theories to work in their written texts—about “practical, everyday” theory use. In the present paper, we examine 32 articles and synthesize six models of “theory use” based on our examination.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
- Management of Technology and Innovation