Sub-theme 50: The Challenge of Configuration: Bridging Perspectives and Methodologies

Bart Cambré, Antwerp Management School, Belgium
Peer C. Fiss, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Axel Marx, University of Leuven, Belgium
Session I: Thursday, July 03, 11:00 to 12:30, T3-34
Introduction: Setting the Scene for Current Developments
Chair: Peer C. Fiss, Bart Cambré & Axel Marx
Thomas Greckhamer and Furkan Gur
A configurational study of strategy and performance in the airline industry
Peer C. Fiss, YoungKi Park and Omar El Sawy
Rethinking organizational agility: A configurational analysis
Session II: Thursday, July 03, 14:00 to 15:30, T3-34
Applying Configurational Research I
Chair: Bart Cambré
Grégoire Croidieu
Why are exemplary and successful practices sometimes not imitated? A configurational study of Penfolds Grange and the Australian wine industry
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Introduction Session
Mark Edwards and Thomas Greckhamer
Exploring the potential of combining metatheoretical and configurational approaches
Krishna Balodi
Configurations and entrepreneurial orientation of young firms: improving theoretical specification using crisp set QCA
Discussant: Guillaume Chanson
Session III: Thursday, July 03, 16:00 to 17:30, T3-34
Applying Configurational Research II
Chair: Axel Marx
Christine Soo, Mark Edwards and Thomas Greckhamer
Investigating multi-level enablers of organisational change: A configurational approach
Fabrizio Gerli and Arnaldo Camuffo
Configurations of high involvement management behaviors and lean tools for a higher financial performance in lean environments: an empirical study
Johannes Meuer and Christian Rupietta
Qualifying "fit": The performance dy-namics of firms' change tracks through organizational configurations
Discussant: Judith Glaesser
Session IV: Friday, July 04, 09:00 to 10:30, T3-34
Identity and Categories
Chair: Bart Cambré
Ana Carolina Simões Braga and Dimária Silva e Meirelles
Collective Identity Construction: A theoretical proposal for the analysis of new organizational forms
Matthew Grimes and Joel Gehman
Category promotion: How hybrid ventures integrate the competing demands of “standing out” and “fitting in”
Suleika Bort, Tino Schöllhorn, Dominika Wruk and Florian Scheiber
What generates configurations of practices in organizational self-presentations?
Discussant: Peer C. Fiss
Session V: Friday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30, T3-34
Methodological Issues I
Chair: Peer C. Fiss
Barbara Bechter
The explanatory power of matched paired comparison and multi-value qualitative comparative analysis
Judith Glaesser and Barry Cooper
QCA and case weights: An overview and an application to an example of Schneider and Wagemann
Juan Quiroga
Counterfactual thinking and set–theoretic methods: An enhanced assessment of logical remainders
Discussant: Thomas Greckhamer
Session VI: Saturday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, T3-34
Methodological Issues II
Chair: Axel Marx
Charlotte Moreau, François Pichault and Sybille Mertens
Beyond the limits of a deductive approach based on ideal types and configurations
Barry Cooper and Judith Glaesser
Exploring the robustness of set theoretic findings from a large n fsQCA: An illustration from the sociology of education
Guillaume Chanson
Expanding configurational approaches in management studies: overcoming QCA method’s difficulties thanks to the SC-QCA protocol
Discussant: Johannes Meuer
Session VII: Saturday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, T3-34
Configurational Challenges: The Path Forward
Chair: Peer C. Fiss, Bart Cambré & Axel Marx
Group discussion & wrap-up