Configurational theory and methods in organizational research / edited by Peer C. Fiss, Bart Cambré, Axel Marx.Material type: TextSeries: Research in the sociology of organizations: v. 38.Publisher: Bingley : Emerald, 2013Description: 1 online resource (xx, 319 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781781907795 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Business & Economics -- Organizational Behavior | Organizational theory & behaviour | Business mathematics & systems | Organizational behavior -- Research -- MethodologyAdditional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 302.35 Online resources: eBook-Emerald
ch. 1. Configurational theory and methods in organizational research : introduction / Peer C. Fiss, Axel Marx, Bart Cambré -- ch. 2. Crisp-set qualitative comparative analysis in organizational studies / Axel Marx, Bart Cambré, Benoît Rihoux -- ch. 3. The two QCAs : from a small-n to a large-n set theoretic approach / Thomas Greckhamer, Vilmos F. Misangyi, Peer C. Fiss -- ch. 4. Configurational analysis and organization design : towards a theory of structural heterogeneity / Anna Grandori, Santi Furnari -- ch. 5. The analysis of temporally ordered configurations : challenges and solutions / Tony Hak, Ferdinand Jaspers, Jan Dul -- ch. 6. Understanding complementarities as organizational configurations : using set theoretical methods / Gregory Jackson, Na Ni -- ch. 7. Corporate governance and configuration research : the case of foreign IPOs listing in London / R. Greg Bell, Ruth V. Aguilera, Igor Filatotchev -- ch. 8. Corporate social responsibility : a multilevel explanation of why managers do good / Donal Crilly -- ch. 9. The value of configurational approaches for studying digital business strategy / YoungKi Park, Omar A. El Sawy -- ch. 10. The configurational approach in organizational network research / Jörg Raab, Robin H. Lemaire, Keith G. Provan -- ch. 11. Country-specificity and industry performance : a configurational analysis of the European generic medicines industry / Kalle Pajunen, Ville Airo -- ch. 12. Applying fuzzy set methodology to evaluate substitutes for leadership / J. Lee Whittington ... [et al.] -- ch. 13. We try harder : some reflections on configurational theory and methods / David J. Ketchen -- Conclusion : the path forward / Bart Cambré, Peer C. Fiss, Axel Marx.
Some 20 years after the emergence of configurational theory as a key perspective in organization studies in the 1990s, this approach has yet to deliver on its promise. While we know that configurations the relative arrangement of parts and elements - matters, empirical research on configurations is just beginning to deliver on its promise.
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