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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 Andcorporate 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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2016-04
Print ISSN 0148-2963
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 69
Issue 4
Pages 1458-1463
APA6 Citation 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
Keywords Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA); Management; Organization; Crisp-set; Fuzzy-set; Multi-value
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