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MODELING LIMITED DEPENDENT VARIABLES: METHODS AND GUIDELINES FOR RESEARCHERS IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Research Methodology in Strategy and Management

ISBN: 978-0-76231-051-7, eISBN: 978-1-84950-235-1

ISSN: 1479-8387

Publication date: 1 August 2004

Abstract

Research on strategic choices available to the firm are often modeled as a limited number of possible decision outcomes and leads to a discrete limited dependent variable. A limited dependent variable can also arise when values of a continuous dependent variable are partially or wholly unobserved. This chapter discusses the methodological issues associated with such phenomena and the appropriate statistical methods developed to allow for consistent and efficient estimation of models that involve a limited dependent variable. The chapter also provides a road map for selecting the appropriate statistical technique and it offers guidelines for consistent interpretation and reporting of the statistical results.

Citation

Bowen, H.P. and Wiersema, M.F. (2004), "MODELING LIMITED DEPENDENT VARIABLES: METHODS AND GUIDELINES FOR RESEARCHERS IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT", Research Methodology in Strategy and Management (Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, Vol. 1), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 87-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1479-8387(04)01104-X

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