Research Methodology in Global Strategy Research

Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Ram Mudambi, Torben Pedersen, Lucia Piscitello

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    We review advances in research methodology used in global strategy research and provide suggestions on how researchers can improve their analyses and arguments. Methodological advances in the extraction of information, such as computer-aided text analysis, and in the analysis of datasets, such as differences-in-differences and propensity score matching, have helped deal with challenges (e.g., endogeneity and causality) that bedeviled earlier studies and resulted in conflicting findings. These methodological advances need to be considered as tools that complement theoretical arguments and well-explained logics and mechanisms so that researchers can provide better and more relevant recommendations to managers designing the global strategies of their organizations.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalGlobal Strategy Journal
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)233-240
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017

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