An Examination of Firm and Industry Effects on Performance Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling

Organizational Research Methods, 9: 259-284, 2006

26 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2014

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Jeremy Short

Texas Tech University

David J. Ketchen, Jr.

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Nathan Bennett

Georgia Institute of Technology - Organizational Behavior Area; J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Mathilda du Toit

Scientific Software International

Date Written: July 01, 2006

Abstract

The strategic management literature is unclear about how firm and industry effects influence performance, and the analysis of longitudinal data therein continues to be problematic. The authors analyze longitudinal data using hierarchical linear modeling to illustrate a random coefficients modeling alternative for examining firm performance. This approach allows researchers to explicitly model different conceptual approaches to testing change in performance over time and model predictor variables and cross-level interactions at multiple levels of analysis, and it also allows for investigation of time series errors. The results have implications for the strategic management field's goal of understanding multilevel determinants of firm performance over time.

Keywords: organizational performance, longitudinal research, multilevel studies

Suggested Citation

Short, Jeremy and Ketchen, Jr., David J. and Bennett, Nathan and du Toit, Mathilda, An Examination of Firm and Industry Effects on Performance Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling (July 01, 2006). Organizational Research Methods, 9: 259-284, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2394383

Jeremy Short

Texas Tech University ( email )

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David J. Ketchen, Jr.

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Nathan Bennett (Contact Author)

Georgia Institute of Technology - Organizational Behavior Area ( email )

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J. Mack Robinson College of Business ( email )

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Mathilda Du Toit

Scientific Software International ( email )

Lincolnwood, IL 60712
United States

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