Research Methodology in Global Strategy Research

Global Strategy Journal, 7(3): 233-240

Fox School of Business Research Paper Forthcoming

8 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2018 Last revised: 26 Aug 2019

See all articles by Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra

Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra

Northeastern University - Department of International Business and Strategy

Ram Mudambi

Temple University - Department of Strategic Management

Torben Pedersen

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Strategic Management and Globalization

Lucia Piscitello

Politecnico di Milano - Dipartimento di Ingegneria gestionale

Date Written: May 21, 2017

Abstract

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.

Keywords: firm boundaries, transaction cost economics, resource-based view, location, home country, host country, global strategy

JEL Classification: B41, F23, M2

Suggested Citation

Cuervo-Cazurra, Alvaro and Mudambi, Ram and Pedersen, Torben and Piscitello, Lucia, Research Methodology in Global Strategy Research (May 21, 2017). Global Strategy Journal, 7(3): 233-240; Fox School of Business Research Paper Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3298396

Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra (Contact Author)

Northeastern University - Department of International Business and Strategy ( email )

D'Amore-McKim School of Business
313 Hayden Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States
16173736568 (Phone)
16173738628 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://cuervo-cazurra.com

Ram Mudambi

Temple University - Department of Strategic Management ( email )

Fox School of Business and Management
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
215-204-2099 (Phone)
215-204-8029 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://sbm.temple.edu/~rmudambi/index.html

Torben Pedersen

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Strategic Management and Globalization ( email )

Porcelænshaven 24
Frederiksberg, 2000
Denmark
+45 3815 3030 (Phone)
+45 3815 3035 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.cbs.dk/staff/tp

Lucia Piscitello

Politecnico di Milano - Dipartimento di Ingegneria gestionale ( email )

20113 Milan, Milano
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://www.dig.polimi.it/eng/comunita/cl.php?id=51

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