The Complexity Turn: Cultural, Management, and Marketing Applications

  • 5h 50m
  • Arch G. Woodside
  • Springer
  • 2017

This book takes the reader beyond net effects and main and interaction effects thinking and methods. Complexity theory includes the tenet that recipes are more important than ingredients―any one antecedent (X) condition is insufficient for a consistent outcome (Y) (e.g., success or failure) even though the presence of certain antecedents may be necessary. A second tenet: modeling contrarian cases is useful because a high or low score for any given antecedent condition (X) associates with a high Y, low Y, and is irrelevant for high/low Y in some recipes in the same data set. Third tenet: equifinality happens―several recipes indicate high/low outcomes.

In this Book

  • Embracing the Complexity Turn in Management Research for Modeling Multiple Realities
  • Taking the Complexity Turn in Strategic Management Theory and Research
  • The Complexity Turn in Human Resources Theory and Research
  • The Complexity Turn in Behavioral Pricing
  • The Complexity Turn in Cultures' Consequences on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Quality-of-Life
  • The Complexity Turn to Modeling Firm Heterogeneity in Corporate Social and Financial Performance