Doing International Research
Useful websites, papers and presentations for doing international research
This page contains several resources and links that might be useful to students and academics pursuing international research.
- World Values Survey: a global network of social scientists studying changing values and their impact on social and political life. The largest non-commercial, cross-national, time series investigation of human beliefs and values ever executed, currently including interviews with almost 400,000 respondents. Their website includes access to the results of all six waves (1981-1984 till 2010-2014). A treasure trove of information.
- Cross-Cultural Survey Guidelines (CCSG): By far the most comprehensive set of guidelines for anyone doing cross-cultural research. Includes 15 chapters covering all major aspects of the survey cycle, from study structure to data dissemination. Pdf versions of all chapters, as well as the entire set of guidelines (725 pages!), are also available.
You want to use the Hofstede or Globe cultural dimensions in your study? You don't want to spend ages finding them and typing them up? We have done that for you and included them in an Excel spreadsheet. You can download it here.
The following of my research papers and presentations might be of interest:
- Do we need to distance ourselves from the distance concept? Why home and host country context might matter more than (cultural) distance
- Cross-cultural management and language studies within international business research: Past and present paradigms and suggestions for future research
- Challenges in international survey research: A review with illustrations and suggested solutions for best practice
- Response style differences in cross-national research: dispositional and situational determinants
- Rating versus ranking: what is the best way to reduce response and language bias in cross-national research?
- Response styles in cross-national survey research: A 26-country study
- September 11, 2001: Two quasi-experiments on the influence of threats on cultural values and cosmopolitanism
- The role of culture in entry mode studies: From neglect to myopia?
- Are our referencing errors undermining our scholarship and credibility? The case of expatriate failure rates
- Cross-national industrial mail surveys: Why do response rates differ between countries?
- Response rates in international mail surveys: Results of a 22-country study
- The use of English questionnaires in cross-national research
2002 - The slides and other materials used and distributed during the Doing International Research workshop held at the Academy of Management meeting in Denver, Colorado, from 9-14 August 2002.
- How to survive international mail surveys
- Anne-Wil Harzing, University of Melbourne, Australia
PDF download (217 KB)
- Using the World Wide Web for International Management Research: Expand your Capabilities, but with Caution
- Miguel R. Olivas-Luján, ITESM, Mexico and University of Pittsburgh, USA
PDF download (267 KB)
- Issues of international intercultural research
- Gerhard Fink, Vienna University, Austria
PDF download (49 KB, slides),
PDF download (85 KB, background materials)
- Doing it in international networks
- Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Vienna University, Austria
PDF download (182 KB)
- How culture-specific is intercultural training?
- Stefan Kammhuber, University of Regensburg, Germany
PDF download (42 KB)
- Corporate elites as informants in qualitative international business research
- Rebecca Marschan-Piekkari, Swedish School of Economics, Finland
PDF download (30 KB)
JIBS articles on methodological issues
[From the AIB SIG Research Methods website: https://rmsig.aib.world/resources-2/jibs-methods-editorials/]
- Science’s reproducibility and replicability crisis: International business is not immune
- What’s in a p? Reassessing best practices for conducting and reporting hypothesis-testing research
- Beyond categorization: New directions for theory development about entrepreneurial internationalization
- Can I trust your findings? Ruling out alternative explanations in international business research
- Experimental designs in international business research
- Restriction of variance interaction effects and their importance for international business research
- Explaining interaction effects within and across levels of analysis
- How to write articles that are relevant to practice
- Multilevel models in international business research
- Endogeneity in international business research
- Explaining theoretical relationships in international business research: Focusing on the arrows, NOT the boxes
- From a distance and generalizable to up close and grounded: Reclaiming a place for qualitative methods in international business research
- Common method variance in international business research
- Student samples in international business research
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Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London and visiting professor of International Management at Tilburg University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, a select group of distinguished AIB members who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the scholarly development of the field of international business. In addition to her academic duties, she also maintains the Journal Quality List and is the driving force behind the popular Publish or Perish software program.