Sub-theme 42: Analyzing Causal Complexity: A (Neo-)Configurational Perspective on Organizations

Bart Cambré, Antwerp Management School & University of Antwerp, Belgium
Peer C. Fiss, University of Southern California, USA
Axel Marx, University of Leuven, Belgium
Session I: Thursday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, EBS 315
Opening Minds
Chair: Bart Cambré
Peer C. Fiss
The causal structure of outcomes
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Bart Cambré
Joanna T. Campbell, Craig Crossland and David Harrison
Pathways to the top: A configurational understanding of female under-representation in the upper echelons
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Peer Fiss
Session II: Thursday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, EBS 315
Developing the Configurational Perspective
Chair: Bart Cambré
Rieneke Slager, Jean-Pascal Gond and Santi Furnari
A neo-configurational analysis of the effectiveness of shareholder engagement on environmental, social and governance issues
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Christian Rupietta
Lien De Cuyper, Bart Clarysse and Mike Wright
Doing good while making profits: A configurational perspective on the hybridity of social ventures
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Christian Rupietta
Session III: Thursday, July 05, 16:00 to 17:30, EBS 315
Into the Large-N World
Chair: Peer C. Fiss
Armand Smits, Viktoria Drabe and Cornelius Herstatt
Will it fly? Configurations, learning, and the implementation of an emergent certification standard
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Jochem Kroezen
Wenwen An, Charles-Clemens Rüling, Xin Zheng and Jianqi Zhang
Configurations of effectuation, causation, and bricolage: Implications for firm growth paths
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Jochem Kroezen
Sofie Jacobs and Bart Cambré
Designers' road(s) to success: Balancing exploration and exploitation
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Jochem Kroezen
Session IV: Friday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, EBS 315
Methodological Advances and Developments
Chair: Bart Cambré
Christian Rupietta and Johannes Meuer
Comparative process analysis – A new set theoretic technique for longitudinal case analysis
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Santi Furnari
Ryan Rumble
The origins of constellations: Analysing conjunctural outcomes in the social sciences
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Santi Furnari
Juan Quiroga
Asymmetry in set relations: Foundations and implications for QCA
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Santi Furnari
Session V: Friday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, EBS 315
Deep Dive in the Large-N World
Chair: Peer C. Fiss
Robert Newbery, Karen Elliott and Bart Cambré
Intangible behaviours in University spin out activities: A configurational approach
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Joanna Campbell
Jochem Kroezen, Michel W. Lander and Pursey P.M.A.R. Heugens
Recipes from the Past: Historical Resource Use, Optimal Distinctiveness, and New Venture Survival
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Joanna Campbell
Michelle Westermann-Behaylo, Kathleen Rehbein, Tricia Olsen and Annie Powell
NGO activism, corporate policies, state and transnational governance: Uncovering pathways to remedy for corporate human rights abuses
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Joanna Campbell
Session VI: Saturday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Further Explorations of the Configurational Perspective (A) - Room: EBS 315
Chair: Bart Cambré
Shaima' Moh'd, Matej Černe and Pengcheng Zhang
An exploratory neo-configurational analysis of knowledge hiding antecedents in teams
Dalia Velan, Aviv Shoham and Itzhak Gnizy
Can firms be market and innovativeness oriented? A configurational perspective using fsQCA
Chris Moos
When doing 'right' is doing bad: Status change as an outcome of compliance with institutional demands
Axel Marx
The protection of labour rights. A QCA analysis of freedom of association and collective bargaining
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Ieva Rozentale
Parallel Stream B: Further Explorations of the Configurational Perspective (B) - Room: EBS 311
Chair: Peer C. Fiss
Fabian Reck and Alexander Fliaster
How to be an effective digital leader? A configurational analysis on the skills, networks and behaviors of Chief Digital Officers
Federico Iannacci
Retroduction, set-theoretic configurational approaches and generative mechanisms: Some preliminary insights
Rene Olie, and Rekha Rao Nicholson
An institutional configurational approach to cross-national diversity in strategic leadership
Anna Karhu, Maria Elo and Mari Ketolainen
Industry level institutional complexity and multinational enterprises within pharmaceutical industry
Session VII: Saturday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, EBS 315
Closing Session & Wrap-up
Chair: Bart Cambré & Peer C. Fiss