AIB SIG Webinar: Qualitative Comparative Analysis Techniques and IB Research

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Hosts:  AIB Research Methods SIG (Twitter)

Date & Time: 19 April 2023, 14:30 UTC (View Local Time)

Event Recording Access: Current AIB members will be able to access a recording of this event in the “AIB Video Archive” section of our login portal. New webinar recordings are typically posted within five business days of the original event date.

Overview: This webinar will focus on Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), particularly for international business (IB) research.  Facilitated by the AIB’s Research Methods Shared Interest Group (RM-SIG), this webinar will cover the essentials and applications of QCA for IB research and address questions by attendees.


Thomas Greckhamer is the William W. Rucks IV Endowed Chair and Professor of Management at Louisiana State University. He earned his PhD from the University of Florida. His research focuses on configurational and discourse-oriented approaches to strategic management, qualitative research methodology, and qualitative comparative analysis. His theoretical and empirical research has been published in leading journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Organization Science, Organization Studies, and Long Range Planning. His methods-oriented work has been published in leading research methods journals such as Organizational Research Methods, Qualitative Inquiry, Qualitative Research, and Field Methods. He serves as an Associate Editor for Organizational Research Methods.


Stav Fainshmidt is an Associate Professor of International Business at Ivey Business School. His research focuses on the institutional and governance context surrounding multinational companies, and the ways in which organizations develop and deploy capabilities. His most recent research projects examine how multinational companies deal with tensions between federal, state, and local institutions, how firms expand internationally by learning from the offshoring activities of peer firms, and the ways in which firms can shape the tempo of change in their competitive environment. He serves as the Reviewing Editor of Journal of World Business, a Consulting Editor for Journal of International Business Studies, and an Associate Editor for Journal of Management Studies.