Management Professor Serves as Keynote for International Workshop

Thomas Greckhamer head shot

Thomas Greckhamer  

June 28, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Thomas Greckhamer, a professor in the Rucks Department of Management in Louisiana State University’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, was the keynote speaker at the International QCA Summer Workshop 2018 held May 28-30 at the University of Wuppertal.

Jointly organized by the University of Wuppertal and ETH Zürich, the workshop offered a platform for qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) researchers in political science, sociology, management and economics to engage in a cross-disciplinary exchange.

Greckhamer’s presentation was titled “Bridging Disciplinary and Methodological Divisions with QCA.”

“Presenting this topic to an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars was very rewarding,” said Greckhamer. “I relished the opportunity to initiate a discussion on how to tackle methodological issues affecting various social science disciplines.”

The workshop brought together participants from 13 countries who are working to advance the methodology of QCA. The workshop was part of the COMPASSS QCA Expert Seminar Series.

Earlier this year, Greckhamer was invited to speak about QCA in Canada and Australia.

COMPASSS (COMPArative Methods for Systematic cross-caSe analySis) is a worldwide network bringing together scholars and practitioners who share a common interest in theoretical, methodological and practical advancements in a systematic comparative case approach to research which stresses the use of a configurational logic, the existence of multiple causality and the importance of a careful construction of research populations. For more information, visit

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