International QCA Paper Development Workshop 2018 - Deadline October 7

When:  Nov 27, 2018 from 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM (CET)
Associated with  Entrepreneurship (ENT)

Dear colleagues,
We invite submissions for abstracts to the International QCA Paper Development Workshop 2018 (ETH Zurich, 27 November 2018). The workshop provides a unique platform for researchers working on papers involving QCA to meet QCA experts, get feedback on their on-going research, and learn about the latest methodological developments in QCA. The workshop is interdisciplinary and interactive and allows for in-depth discussions and individual feedback from internationally renowned QCA scholars. We invite submission of abstracts from researchers applying QCA in various domains (e.g., sociology, political science, management, evaluation studies, international relations, medicine, and health) as well as policy and business consultants using QCA in their work.
This year’s workshop faculty includes among others the following internationally renowned QCA scholars from various disciplines with substantive experience in using, developing, and teaching QCA
• Bart Cambré, Antwerp Management School, University of Antwerp
• Adrian Dușa, Department of Sociology, University of Bucharest
• Peer Fiss, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
• Nadja Kunz, Engineering and Policy Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
• Sophia Lee, School of Social Policy, Ewha Womans University, Seoul
• Axel Marx, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven
• Valérie Pattyn, Public Administration, Leiden University
• Charles Ragin, Dept. of Sociology, University of California Irvine
• Benoît Rihoux, School of Political Sciences, Université Catholique de Louvain
• Claude Rubinson, Dept. of Social Sciences, University of Houston-Downtown
• Alina Vladimirova, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
• Jiji Zhang, Philosophy Department, Lingnan University Hongkong
Preliminary Workshop Program
The International QCA Paper Development Workshop primarily consists of roundtable forums for participants to receive detailed feedback from QCA experts on their ongoing research projects. The roundtable forums will take place in small groups with approximately two QCA experts and three to four participants to allow for in-depth discussions. The workshop program will also include two focused sessions providing participants with an overview of software packages for conducting QCA analysis and with practical insights relevant for publishing QCA papers (e.g., choice of journal, paper structure). We will round up the workshop with a keynote speech from an established QCA scholar including drinks to interact and socialize.
Submission Procedure and Schedule
To participate in the workshop, please submit an extended abstract of 1,000-1,500 words to by October 7th, 2018. Your abstract should summarize your study’s topical area, theoretical background, research gap and question, and include details about the data, analytical strategy (for empirical papers), and preliminary results. A panel of QCA experts will review all submissions and evaluate their fit with the workshop according to clarity of purpose, methodological rigor, and innovative character of the research. We will notify applicants no later than October 19th, 2018 about opportunities to participate. Accepted participants may submit a full paper by November 13th, 2018.
Hosting and Venue
The International QCA Paper Developments Workshop will take place at ETH Zurich. The workshop is hosted jointly by ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), the University of Bern, the University of Wuppertal, and the University of Bamberg.
Workshop Fees
Participation in the workshop is free of charge. We will provide coffee, tea, and snacks during breaks. Participants will need to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. We will provide a limited number of hotel rooms at a discounted price and are happy to help find suitable accommodation.
The 6th International QCA Expert Workshop
The 6th International QCA Expert Workshop will take place after the International QCA Paper Development Workshop. Please note that because the Expert Workshop serves a different purpose, targets a different audience, and – for these reasons – is purposefully limited in the number of participants, participation in the 6th International QCA Expert Workshop is by invitation only.
More information is available on our webpage: If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to your submission!
Manuel Fischer (, EAWAG
Johannes Meuer (, ETH Zurich
Sophia Pagliarin (, WSL
Christian Rupietta (, University of Wuppertal

Christian Rupietta
Assistant Professor of Management
with special emphasis on innovation

Schumpeter School of Business and Economics
Jackstädt Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research

University of Wuppertal
Gaußstraße 20
42119 Wuppertal

Tel:    +49 (202) 439-3178