Advances in qualitative comparative analysis (QCA): Application of fuzzy set in business and management research

Ursula Ott, Rudolf R Sinkovics, Samia Ferdous Hoque

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Abstract

Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) is a set of techniques that are designed to transfer subjective data into numeric data. QCA has recently become popular, as it sets out to integrate the strengths of qualitative and quantitative methods while overcoming the key concerns inherent in both the approaches. This chapter discusses and explains the QCA method and highlights the possible application of the method in business and management research. The chapter offers an application example and concludes with suggestions regarding future avenues for using QCA approach in the field of management research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods
EditorsCatherine Cassell, Ann L Cunliffe, Gina Grandy
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSage Publications Ltd
Chapter25
Pages414-430
ISBN (Print)1473926629, 9781473926622
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA)
  • Methodology
  • Qualitative research
  • Fuzzy set

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