Peer Fiss

Chair of the Department of Management and Organization Professor of Management and Organization, and Sociology (by courtesy)
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PhD, Northwestern University; MA, University of Hamburg

Peer is broadly interested in how meaning structures shape organizational actions, his current research topics include framing and social categorization. His work has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Organizations Science, and the Strategic Management Journal, among others.
Peer has also been working for almost two decades on the use of set-analytic methods in the social sciences, specifically on the use of fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) in management and related fields. Most recently he has been working on applying set-analytic methods to policy analysis, specifically the intersectionality of poverty. His recent book with Charles Ragin (UCI) is entitled “Intersectional Inequality: Race, Class, Test Scores, and Poverty” (University of Chicago Press, 2017).

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Ruud Frambach, Peer Fiss, Paul Ingenbleek () "How important is customer orientation for firm performance? A fuzzy set analysis of orientations, strategies, and environments ,"  Journal of Business Research.
Rodney Lacey, Peer Fiss () "Qualitative Comparative Analysis ,"  the Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research.
Joep Cornelissen, Rodolphe Durand, Peer Fiss, John Lammers, Eero Vaara () "Special Topic Forum on Communication, Cognition, and Institutions ,"  Academy of Management Review  40.
YoungKi Park, Omar El Sawy, Peer Fiss () "Developing Richer Theories for Exceptional Outcomes in Complex Digital Worlds: The Enabling Role of QCA ,".
YoungKi Park, Omar El Sawy, Peer Fiss () "The Role of Business Intelligence and Communication Technologies in Organizational Agility: A Configurational Approach ,".
Vilmos Misangyi, Thomas Greckhamer, Santi Furnari, Peer Fiss, Donal Crilly, Ruth Aguilera () "Causal Complexity: The Rise of a Neo-Configurational Perspective ,".
Charles Ragin, Peer Fiss () "Intersectional Inequality: Race, Class, Test Scores, and Poverty ,"  University of Chicago Press.
Joep Cornelissen, Rodolphe Durand, Peer Fiss, John Lammers, Eero Vaara () "Putting Communication Front and Center in Institutional Theory and Analysis ,"  Academy of Management Review  40, 10–27.
Peer Fiss, Axel Marx, Benoit Rihoux () "Comment Getting QCA Right ,"  Sociological Methodology  44, 95-100.
Eunice Rhee, Peer Fiss () "Framing controversial actions: Regulatory focus, source credibility, and stock market reaction to poison pill adoption ,"  Academy of Management Journal  57, 1734–1758.
Vern Glaser, Mariam Krikorian, Peer Fiss () "Shifting Levels of Abstraction: The Role of Vertical Category Dynamics in Market Valuation ,"  Academy of Management Proceedings  2014, 13049.
Mark Kennedy, Peer Fiss () "An Ontological Turn in Categories Research: From Standards of Legitimacyto Evidence of Actuality ,"  JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES  50, 1138-1154.
Peer Fiss, Dmitry Sharapov, Lasse Cronqvist () "Opposites Attract? Opportunities and Challenges for Integrating Large-NQCA and Econometric Analysis ,"  POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY  66, 191-198.
Peer Fiss, Bart Cambré, Axel Marx () "Configurational Theory and Methods in Organizational Research ,"  Research in the Sociology of Organizations (SAGE)  38.
Eunice Rhee, Peer Fiss () "Framing the Adoption of a Controversial Practice: Regulatory Focus, Source Credibility, and Stock Market Reaction ,".
Thomas Greckhamer, Vilmos Misangyi, Peer Fiss () "The Two QCAs: Small- and Large-N Comparative Approaches in Organization Studies ,"  Configurational Theory and Methods in Organizational Research  Research in the Sociology of Organizations (SAGE), 3  38, 49-75.
Peer Fiss, Mark Kennedy, Gerald Davis () "How Golden Parachutes Unfolded: Diffusion and Variation of a Controversial Practice ,"  Organization Science  23, 1077-1099.
Peer Fiss () "Review of "Markets on Trial" ,"  Administrative Science Quarterly.
Peer Fiss () "Building Better Causal Theories: A Fuzzy Set Approach to Typologies in Organization Research ,"  Academy of Management Journal  54, 393-420.
Shazad Ansari, Peer Fiss, Edward Zajac () "Made to Fit: How Practices Vary as they Diffuse ,"  Academy of Management Review  35, 67-92.
Peer Fiss () "Qualitative Comparative Analysis ,"  Encyclopedia of Case Study Research  Sage, 757-760.
Paul Hirsch, Peer Fiss, Amanda Hoel-Green () "A Durkheimian Approach to Globalization ,"  Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical Foundations  Oxford University Press, 9, 223-245.
Peer Fiss () "Case Studies and the Configurational Analysis of Organizational Phenomena ,"  Handbook of Case Study Methods  Sage, 424-440.
Rodney Lacey, Peer Fiss () "Comparative Organizational Analysis Across Multiple Levels: A Set-theoretic Approach ,"  Research in the Sociology of Organizations: Comparative Approaches to Organizational Research  Elsevier, 91-116.
Mark Kennedy, Peer Fiss () "Institutionalization, Framing, and Diffusion: The Logic of TQM Adoption and Implementation Decisions among U.S. Hospitals ,"  Academy of Management Journal  52, 897-918.
Peer Fiss () "Institutions and Corporate Governance ,"  Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism  Sage, 389-410.
Charles Ragin, Peer Fiss () "Net Effects Analysis Versus Configurational Analysis: An Empirical Demonstration ,"  Redesigning Social Inquiry: Set Relations in Social Research  University of Chicago Press, 11.
Peer Fiss () "A Set-Theoretic Approach to Organizational Configurations ,"  Academy of Management Review  32, 1180-1198.
Peer Fiss, Edward Zajac () "The Symbolic Management of Strategic Change: Sensegiving via Framing and Decoupling ,"  Academy of Management Journal.
Peer Fiss () "Social Influence Effects and Managerial Compensation: Evidence from Germany ,"  Strategic Management Journal  27, 1013-1031.
Peer Fiss, Paul Hirsch () "The Discourse of Globalization: Framing and Sensemaking of an Emerging Concept ,"  American Sociological Review  70, 29-52.
Peer Fiss, Edward Zajac () "The Diffusion of Ideas over Contested Terrain: The (Non) adoption of a Shareholder Value Orientation among German Firms ,"  Administrative Science Quarterly  49, 501-534.