On the use of qualitative comparative analysis in management

Anderson Konan Seny Kan, Emmanuel Adegbite, Sami El Omari, Mahamat Abdellatif

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Researchers now use qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) beyond its original purposes in political and sociological sciences and apply this method of analysis in the field of management. This article offers a comprehensive and critical review of all the uses of QCA in management studies up until February 2015. This study shows how QCA extends beyond an empirical technique and how this method offers a genuine formalization of qualitative analysis, which opens new ways of knowledge production in management scholarship. This also study provides important implications for business management research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1458-1463
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Business Research
Issue number4
Early online date25 Oct 2015
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Oct 2015


  • Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA)
  • Management
  • Organization
  • Crisp-set
  • Fuzzy-set
  • Multi-value


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