By Roland Spitzlinger

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2006 within the topic enterprise economics - basic, grade: Sehr intestine, Vienna college of Economics and enterprise (Europainstitut), direction: Qualitative Methoden, language: English, summary: generally so much social researchers both hire basically qualitative or quantitative tools, even supposing a combined technique approach may perhaps promise larger effects. the current paper introduces Qualitative Comparative research (QCA) as a combined technique substitute for facts research. it can be of specific worth while facing small-n case reviews, which generally don't enable profound statistical checking out. QCA permits researchers to filter out these variables or mixtures of variables that empirically bring about (and in all likelihood clarify) a undeniable end result. As such, the strategy is additionally used to research the effect of social networks on businesses’ innovation functionality and delivers useful new insights within the field.

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