In recent years this methodology has gained followers and today is presented as a mixed method to help the phenomenon being studied to be understood better, while taking into account all its dimensions and complexity. The aim behind this course is to provide an initial taster of this methodology. For that reason the theoretical grounding of QCA will also be looked into, its objectives, as well as how to decide which situations to apply it in. Through the use of practical cases there will be an explanation of how to prepare a database and how to analyse results. The software to be used is fsQCA.
The course will be taught by Dr Jasmina Berbegal, a Professor from the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences at UIC Barcelona. She was formerly a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley (USA) and a Visiting Research Associate at the Institute of Education (University College London, UK). She is currently an associate editor of the Journal of Innovation & Knowledge, and a member of the editorial board for Management Decision, Journal of Business Research and Intangible Capital. Her research focuses on the technological transfer between universities and businesses, entrepreneurship and business innovation processes.