Strategic Management Journal (2005)

Author: Boyd, B.K., Gove, S., & Hitt, M.A.

 

Title: Consequences of construct measurement problems in strategic management research: The case of Amihud and Lev

Abstract: Strategic management research has been characterized as placing less emphasis on construct measurement than other management subfields.  To illustrate the consequences of measurement error, we revisit the debate on the causes of diversification (Amihud & Lev, 1981).  Our research suggests that the divergent findings between studies on this topic are largely the result of measurement error, and that prior work has underestimated the true effect size in the relationships between variables. 

Keywords:

Measurement

Research design

Type II error

Agency theory

Diversification

Corporate governance

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