The two QCAs

From a small-N to a large-N set theoretic approach

Thomas Greckhamer, Vilmos Fosnocht Misangyi, Peer C. Fiss

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Abstract

Although QCA was originally developed specifically for small-N settings, recent studies have shown its potential for large-N organization studies. In this chapter, we provide guidance to prospective researchers with the goal of opening up QCA's potential for widespread use in organization studies involving large-N settings, both as an alternative and as a complement to conventional regression analyses. We compare small-N and large-N QCA with respect to theoretical assumptions and objectives, processes and decisions involved in building the causal model, selecting the sample, as well as analyzing the data and interpreting the results. Finally, we discuss the prospects for large-N configurational analysis in organization studies and related fields going forward.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConfigurational Theory and Methods in Organizational Research
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Pages49-75
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)9781781907788
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Publication series

NameResearch in the Sociology of Organizations
Volume38
ISSN (Print)0733-558X

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organization
regression
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Causal model
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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Greckhamer, T., Misangyi, V. F., & Fiss, P. C. (2013). The two QCAs: From a small-N to a large-N set theoretic approach. In Configurational Theory and Methods in Organizational Research (pp. 49-75). (Research in the Sociology of Organizations; Vol. 38). Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X(2013)0000038007
Greckhamer, Thomas ; Misangyi, Vilmos Fosnocht ; Fiss, Peer C. / The two QCAs : From a small-N to a large-N set theoretic approach. Configurational Theory and Methods in Organizational Research. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2013. pp. 49-75 (Research in the Sociology of Organizations).
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Greckhamer, T, Misangyi, VF & Fiss, PC 2013, The two QCAs: From a small-N to a large-N set theoretic approach. in Configurational Theory and Methods in Organizational Research. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, vol. 38, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., pp. 49-75. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X(2013)0000038007

The two QCAs : From a small-N to a large-N set theoretic approach. / Greckhamer, Thomas; Misangyi, Vilmos Fosnocht; Fiss, Peer C.

Configurational Theory and Methods in Organizational Research. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2013. p. 49-75 (Research in the Sociology of Organizations; Vol. 38).

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Greckhamer T, Misangyi VF, Fiss PC. The two QCAs: From a small-N to a large-N set theoretic approach. In Configurational Theory and Methods in Organizational Research. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. 2013. p. 49-75. (Research in the Sociology of Organizations). https://doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X(2013)0000038007