In international business, as well as in many other social sciences, replication studies have long been treated as a poor relative, discounted and discouraged as “not original”. We argue that by teasing out confounding factors, validating causal mechanisms, and testing spatial and temporal boundaries, replication studies can stimulate debate, add to our body of knowledge, and fine-tune theory. Our goal in writing this editorial is to promote replication studies. We build a case for them by recognizing their value and showcasing their different types. We also offer a methodological template for carrying them out with academic rigor. Finally, we make concrete recommendations on how to go about increasing the number of them published.
|Journal||Journal of International Business Studies|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2022|
Bibliographical notePublished online: 28 October 2021.
- Replication studies
- International business
- Knowledge advancement