Case Three: PANALPINA International Forwarders
The third case is analyzed in this section. Subsequently another update to the theory is carried out to arrive at the 3rd Theoretical Framework, which is then assessed for saturation. The case proved exceedingly fruitful – it yielded nearly three-quarters as many ‘raw’ categories as did the foundation case. Given the advanced degree of saturation at this stage of the study, however, the larger proportion of these categories confirmed and annotated the properties of existing ones. Nevertheless, the minority of ‘new’ categories added critical value to the theory so far. For this reason, the case story is told with a sharp focus towards the areas that contribute most to the theory. Similarly, the interpretation will concentrate on the salient aspects of new theoretical contributions. Full details of the case – together with the detailed description of findings, interpretations and theorems – are, again, available from the author on demand.