Peer Fiss

Chair of the Department of Management and Organization & Professor of Management and Organization
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PhD, Northwestern University; MA, University of Hamburg

Peer Fiss conducts research that lies at the intersection of organization theory and strategic management. He is interested in how meaning structures shape organizational actions, how organizational practices diffuse, and how accounts framing and justifying practices are constructed. In addition, he works on configurational theory and methods using fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal. He currently serves as associate editor of Academy of Management Review. In 2010 he received the Western Academy of Management’s Ascendant Scholar Award.

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