AIB RM-SIG: Research methods in International Business
As I have argued in my earlier blogpost - Challenges in International survey research: illustrations and solutions - doing international research is much more challenging than doing domestic research; there are a multitude of practical and methodological problems. Hence I was very happy to be contacted by Catherine Welch last year with the news that the Academy of International Business (the major professional association in IB) now has a Research Methodology Special Interest Group. Its aims are to:
- Provide AIB members with a worldwide forum for scholarly engagement about research methodologies;
- Advance the quality, diversity and understanding of research methodologies in the AIB;
- Provide a repository of knowledge for AIB members on the range of, and trends in, research methodologies;
- Stimulate innovation in research methodologies and promote the use of novel methodologies;
- Organize doctoral training and professional development opportunities for AIB members on research methodologies;
- Alongside the AIB, assist in building the research capacity of new researchers and emerging countries and regions.
The SIG website contains a lot of useful resources, amongst which a list of relevant JIBS editorials which I have reproduced in a condensed format below.
- Beyond categorization: New directions for theory development about entrepreneurial internationalization
- Restriction of variance interaction effects and their importance for 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
What if fully agree doesn't mean the same thing across cultures?
Explains how response style difference between countries can distort cross-national comparisons
Challenges in International survey research: illustrations and solutions
Reviews my work on international mail surveys and response rates across countries
Language effects in international mail surveys
Explains how questionnaire language might influence the responses received in cross-cultural 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.