Building Better Causal Theories : a Fuzzy Set Approach to Typologies in Organization Research

@inproceedings{Fiss2011BuildingBC,
  title={Building Better Causal Theories : a Fuzzy Set Approach to Typologies in Organization Research},
  author={Peer C. Fiss},
  year={2011}
}
Typologies are an important way of organizing the complex cause-effect relationships that are key building blocks of the strategy and organization literatures. Here, I develop a novel theoretical perspective on causal core and periphery, which is based on how elements of a configuration are connected to outcomes. Using data on hightechnology firms, I empirically investigate configurations based on the Miles and Snow typology using fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA). My findings… CONTINUE READING
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