Meta-analytic research in international business and international management

Peter J. Buckley, Timothy M. Devinney, Ryan W. Tang

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Over the past decade, international business and international management researchers have utilized meta-analytic approaches to synthesizing findings in the extant literature. This chapter reviews the studies published in the top five international business and management journals from 2004 to 2012. The review investigates major problems in the published meta-analyses by evaluating their overall analyses as well as the approaches utilized. The findings of this review reveal differences among the journals and improvements in the approaches applied in recent years. The chapter ends by discussing why and how international business and management researchers need to focus more on methodological fundamentals in their applications of meta-analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhilosophy of Science and Meta-Knowledge in International Business and Management
EditorsTimothy Devinney, Torben Pedersen, Laszlo Tihanyi
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9781781907139
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in International Management
ISSN (Print)1571-5027


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