Using multilevel modeling and mixed methods to make theoretical progress in microfoundations for strategy research

Herman Aguinis, José F Molina-Azorín
2015 Strategic Organization  
The microfoundations research agenda presents an expanded theoretical perspective because it considers individuals, their characteristics, and their interactions as relevant variables to help us understand firm-level strategic issues. However, microfoundations empirical research faces unique challenges because processes take place at different levels of analysis and these multilevel processes must be considered simultaneously. We describe multilevel modeling and mixed methods as methodological
more » ... pproaches whose use will allow for theoretical advancements. We describe key issues regarding the use of these two types of methods and, more importantly, discuss pressing substantive questions and topics that can be addressed with each of these methodological approaches with the goal of making theoretical advancements regarding the microfoundations research agenda and strategic management studies in general. Keywords Microfoundations for strategy, methodological advances, multilevel modeling, mixed methods, quantitative methods, qualitative methods.
doi:10.1177/1476127015594622 fatcat:vl53w2pszjfhnk4f5p3ap3gstm