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.

Useful websites

  • 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.

Hofstede and Globe cultural dimensions

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.

Research papers/presentations on international research

The following of my research papers and presentations might be of interest:

AoM Denver Professional Development Workshop

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:]