In 2013, we organized the first International QCA Expert Workshop at ETH Zurich. Between 23-24 October 2013, 30 researchers—primarily from sociology, the political sciences and management—from 13 countries met in Zurich to discuss methodological advancements in QCA. While during the 1990s researchers first had to become familiar with the principles and possibilities of QCA, the early 2000s have seen a marked jump in the number of publications applying QCA. Most significantly, since 2008, this trend has been exponential until its peak in 2011 with 38 articles. Many QCA applications have appeared in the top journals of some areas, including the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, the American Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological Review, the European Journal of Political Research, the Journal of European Public Policy, Organization Science and Social Forces. Against this background, the 1st International QCA Expert Workshop set out to bring together QCA experts from across the various fields in which QCA was applied.
Date: 23-24 October
Place: ETH Zurich
Organizers: Johannes Meuer (University of Zurich) and Alrik Thiem (ETH Zurich)