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Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA) in Three Steps: A Demonstration

We wrote a guide that shows how you can conduct a complete Necessary Condition Analysis in only three steps. It is freely available in HTML via SAGE or as PDF via ResearchGate. To prepare for the NCA workshop that my colleagues and I gave at the Academy of Management Annual meeting in Chicago, I wrote an R Markdown file that demonstrates how easy it is to conduct a Necessary Condition Analysis. Read more...

Now Available: A Statistical Significance Test for Necessary Condition Analysis

It is now possible to use a statistical significance test to assess whether a Necessary Condition observed in a dataset is based on random chance or not. Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA) can be used to determine if a certain condition is necessary but not sufficient for a certain outcome. For example, intelligence is necessary for creativity (Karwowski et al., 2016) and trust is necessary for successful buyer-supplier collaborations (Van der Valk et al. Read more...

Join the NCA Professional Development Workshop at AOM 2018

I am co-organising a professional development workshop on Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA) during this year’s Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Chicago. The workshop will be hosted by professor Jan Dul, who will provide a general introduction to NCA and compare its logic with the traditional regression approaches. I will present one of my working papers in which NCA is the primary methodology as an illustration. My colleague and fellow doctoral student Henk van Rhee will do the same. Read more...

Call for Submissions: Tie Content and Individual Outcomes in Organizations at Sunbelt 2018

I’m happy to announce that I will be hosting a session during Sunbelt 2018, the conference for researchers interested in social network analysis that will take place in Utrecht next year. The goal of the session is to develop our understanding of the different types of relationships people have with each other and how they influence people’s behaviour. Take for example the relationships you develop at work. You probably interact differently with somebody higher up the hierarchy than with one of your co-workers. Read more...

Workshop Presentation "An Introduction to R for Management Scholars" Available

On Tuesday, January 24 I gave a workshop to my colleagues at the department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (you can find more information about the workshop here). Today was the follow-up session and I’m happy to share the slides with anyone who’s interested in using R for data analysis. The presentation is aimed at management scholars or students with no prior experience with R or those who want to refresh the basics. Read more...