Research Methodology in Global Strategy Research
Global Strategy Journal, 7(3): 233-240
8 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2018 Last revised: 26 Aug 2019
Date Written: May 21, 2017
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
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