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On the use of Qualitative Comparative Analysis in management

Konan, Anderson; Kan, Seny; Adegbite, Emmanuel; Omari, Sami El; Abdellatif, Mahamat


Anderson Konan

Seny Kan

Professor in Accounting and Corporate Governance

Sami El Omari

Mahamat Abdellatif


Researchers now use qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) beyond its original purposes in political and sociological sciences and apply this method of analysis in the field of management. This article offers a comprehensive and critical review of all the uses of QCA in management studies up until February 2015. This study shows how QCA extends beyond an empirical technique and how this method offers a genuine formalization of qualitative analysis, which opens new ways of knowledge production in management scholarship. This also study provides important implications for business management research.


Konan, A., Kan, S., Adegbite, E., Omari, S. E., & Abdellatif, M. (2016). On the use of Qualitative Comparative Analysis in management. Journal of Business Research, 69(4), 1458-1463. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2015.10.125

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 1, 2015
Online Publication Date Oct 25, 2015
Publication Date 2016-04
Deposit Date Dec 5, 2018
Publicly Available Date Feb 7, 2019
Print ISSN 0148-2963
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 69
Issue 4
Pages 1458-1463
Keywords Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA); Management; Organization; Crisp-set; Fuzzy-set; Multi-value
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