Theory Building and Testing in Business and Management and PLS-SEM Using SmartPLS

hosted by Prof. Dr. Christian Ringle and the Northern Institute of Technology (NIT)

The University of Manchester

Start: Monday, 23 Sep 2019 09:00

End: Wednesday, 25 Sep 2019 17:00

  • Prof. Dr. Rudolf R. Sinkovics

    Prof. Dr. Rudolf R. Sinkovics (PhD, WU Vienna) is Professor of International Business at The University of Manchester, UK, Visiting Professor at Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland and Visiting Scholar at Temple University, Fox School of Business, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A. He has worked and published on inter-organizational governance, the role of ICT in firm internationalization, and research methods. Current work is on rising power firms, global value chains and responsible business. He serves as associate editor of Transnational Corporations and Critical Perspectives on International Business. His work has published in Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, International Business Review, and International Marketing Review, amongst others. More information...

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    • Sinkovics, N., Hoque, S.M., & Sinkovics, R.R (2016). Rana Plaza Collapse Aftermath: Are CSR Compliance and Auditing Pressures Effective? Accounting, Auditing, and Accountability, 29(4), 617-649.
    • Sinkovics, R.R. & Alfoldi, E.A. (2012). Progressive Focusing and Trustworthiness in Qualitative Research: The Enabling Role of Computer-assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS). Management International Review, 52(6), 817-845.
    • Lew, Y.K., Sinkovics, R.R., Yamin, M., & Khan, Z. (2016). Trans-specialization Understanding in International Technology Alliances: The Influence of Cultural Distance. Journal of International Business Studies, 47(5), 577-594.
  • Prof. Dr. Christian M. Ringle

    Prof. Dr. Christian M. Ringle is a Professor of Management and the Director of the Institute for Human Resource Management and Organizations at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and an Adjunct Professor of the Waikato Management School, New Zealand. He holds a PhD from the University of Hamburg, Faculty of Business and Economics. His research has been published in well-known journals such as Information Systems Research (ISR), International Journal of Research in Marketing (IJRM), Journal of Business Research (JBR), Journal of Service Research (JSR), Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS), Long Range Planning (LRP), MIS Quarterly (MISQ), and Organizational Research Methods (ORM). Dr. Ringle co-authored the textbook on PLS-SEM and is co-founder of SmartPLS, a software tool with a graphical user interface for the application of the PLS-SEM method. More information...

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  • Dr. Noemi Sinkovics

    Dr. Noemi Sinkovics is Lecturer in International Business and Management at Alliance Manchester Business School, U.K and currently Visiting Scholar at Temple University, Fox School of Business, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A. She received her PhD from the University of Manchester and holds a master’s degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU-Wien). Her research focuses on international entrepreneurship, global value chains, and economic development issues. Her work has been published in journals such as Management International Review, International Business Review, International Marketing Review, Journal of Business Research, Critical Perspectives on International Business, Journal of International Management, and European Journal of International Management. More information...

    n.sinkovics.jpg (4 KB) Selected Publications:
    • Sinkovics, N. (2017). Pattern Matching in Qualitative Analysis. In: C. Cassell, A. L. Cunliffe, and G. Grandy (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods, in press. London: Sage.
    • Sinkovics, N. (2016). Enhancing the Foundations for Theorising Through Bibliometric Mapping. International Marketing Review, 33(3), 327-350.
    • Sinkovics, N., Sinkovics, R.R., & Yamin, M. (2014). The Role of Social Value Creation in Business Model Formulation at the Bottom of the Pyramid – Implications for MNEs?," International Business Review, 23(4), 692-707.
  • Dr. Jan-Michael Becker

    Dr. Jan-Michael Becker is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in Marketing at the University of Cologne in Germany. He has been a visiting scholar at leading international business schools like Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA and University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. His research interests focus on structural equation modeling (SEM), PLS path modeling, unobserved heterogeneity, and measurement theory, as well as bridging marketing and IS problems. His research has been published in several premier academic journals, including Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Long Range Planning, Multivariate Behavioral Research, and European Management Journal. He is a co-founder of the SmartPLS software application. More information...

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This research methods workshop addresses theory building and testing in business and management as well as model testing by using the PLS-SEM method and the world-leading PLS-SEM software SmartPLS.


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