Grounded Theory Development

  • Yanto Chandra
  • Liang Shang


This chapter discusses the technique used to transform the coded data into a “data structure”—by aggregating the first-order codes, second-order themes and finally the theoretical dimensions—and how to reconstruct them into a grounded process model or framework as the final outputs of qualitative research.


Grounded theory Data structure Theoretical dimensions First-level code Second-level theme Grounded process model 


  1. Gioia, D. A., Corley, K. G., & Hamilton, A. L. (2013). Seeking qualitative rigor in inductive research: Notes on the Gioia methodology. Organizational Research Methods, 16(1), 15–31.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yanto Chandra
    • 1
  • Liang Shang
    • 2
  1. 1.The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.City University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong

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