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19. September 2017

PhD Workshop on Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

The SME Management School has successfully concluded a 3-day workshop (September 13-15, 2017) on Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) by Prof. Dr. Peer Fiss of the University of Southern California (USA).

The workshop provided a ground-up introduction to QCA and fuzzy sets to participants of diverse research backgrounds. It consisted of a combination of interactive lectures and hands-on sessions that offered an introduction to working with the fsQCA software package.

About the Instructor:

Peer Fiss is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Management and Organization at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. Before joining USC, he taught at Queen’s University, Canada. He holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Hamburg. Peer is broadly interested in how meaning structures shape organizational actions and in configurational theory and set-theoretic methods such as fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA). Peer’s work has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal, among others. His recent book with Charles Ragin, entitled Intersectional Inequality: Race, Class, Test Scores, and Poverty (University of Chicago Press) uses a set-analytic approach to examine the different ways in which advantages versus disadvantages combine to affect social inequality.