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Reminder QCA Workshop at AOM incl. information on Part 2! Boston Hynes Convention Center 309 --- Saturday, Aug 10 2019, 3:15PM - 6:15PM

  • 1.  Reminder QCA Workshop at AOM incl. information on Part 2! Boston Hynes Convention Center 309 --- Saturday, Aug 10 2019, 3:15PM - 6:15PM

    Posted 07-03-2019 18:54

    Dear colleagues,


    We would like to draw your attention to the following PDW at the Academy of Management Meeting 2019 in Boston on


    Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA): A set-theoretic approach to organizational configurations

    Saturday, August 10 2019 from 3:15PM - 6:15PM (Boston Hynes Convention Center, 309)



    Information to participate in Part 2 of the QCA PDW!


    I part 2 of the PDW, we offer researchers to receive detailed feedback on an ongoing projects. To participate in Part 2, please submit an extended abstract of 1,500-2,000 words to by 15 July 2019. Your abstract should summarize your study's topical area, theoretical background, research gap and question, and include details about the data, analytical strategy (for empirical papers), and preliminary results. Please also indicate your target journal and add a few questions that you would like the reviewers address. A panel of QCA experts will review all submissions and evaluate their fit with the PDW according to clarity of purpose, methodological rigor, and innovative character of the research. We will let you know shortly after 15 July 2019 whether we can accept your proposal to the workshop.


    Conveners & Facilitators:

    ·        Ruth Aguilera, Northeastern University,

    ·        Joanna T. Campbell, University of Cincinnati,

    ·        Donal Crilly, London Business School,

    ·        Peer C. Fiss, University of Southern California,

    ·        Santi Furnari, City University London,

    ·        Thomas Greckhamer, Louisiana State University,

    ·        Rodney Lacey, Arizona State University,

    ·        Johannes Meuer, ETH Zurich,

    ·        Vilmos F. Misangyi, The Pennsylvania State University,


    During the past decade, interest in set-analytic methods such as Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and configurational thinking in management research has grown significantly. Part of this trend relates to the scholarly interest in moving beyond linear thinking and one solution fits all as well as the improvement of QCA application, interpretation, and legitimation. By now, QCA has become an established instrument in the management researcher's toolbox of analytical techniques. We have accompanied this process during the past decade with multiple editions of highly successful AOM PDWs. Given the developments over the past years and the feedback from last year's PDW, we have re-designed this year's proposed PDW to serve the needs of two different audiences:

    ·        Part 1 serves management researchers with no or only little knowledge of, and experience with, QCA.

    ·        Part 2 targets researchers with interest either in advanced methodological topics in QCA or in discussing their ongoing QCA research with other participants and the experienced PDW organizers. If you would like to receive detailed feedback on one of your ongoing projects, please submit an extended abstract to Johannes ( by 15 July 2019.


    Participation in this PDW is open to all conference attendees and requires no registration. If you wish to receive a list of recommended pre-readings please contact Johannes ( before the meeting.


    Best wishes,





    Dr. Johannes Meuer

    Senior Researcher | Group for Sustainability & Technology
    ETH Zurich | Department of Management, Technology and Economics
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