Campus Units

Management

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2012

Journal or Book Title

Research Methodology in Strategy and Management

Volume

7

First Page

3

Last Page

33

DOI

10.1108/S1479-8387(2012)0000007004

Abstract

Purpose – This chapter reports on a rapidly growing trend in the analysis of data about emerging market (EM) economies – the use of baseline models as comparisons for explanatory models. Baseline models estimate expected values for the dependent variable in the absence of a hypothesized causal effect but set higher standards than do traditional null hypotheses tests that expect no effect.

Design/methodology/approach – Although the use of baseline models research originated in the 1960s, it has not been widely discussed, or even acknowledged, in the EM literature. We surveyed published EM studies to determine trends in the use of baseline models.

Findings – We categorize and describe the different types of baseline models that scholars have used in EM studies, and draw inferences about the differences between more effective and less effective uses of baseline models.

Value – We believe that comparisons with baseline models offer distinct methodological advantages for the iterative development of better explanatory models and a deeper understanding of empirical phenomena.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an book chapter from Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, 7 (2012); 3-33. Doi: 10.1108/S1479-8387(2012)0000007004. Posted with permission.

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Language

en

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