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Best Paper Award of AOM Research Methods Division


The paper contribution by Michael Gibbert, Lakshmi Balachandran Nair, and Matthias Weiss for the 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Philadelphia (August 1-5, 2014), “Oops, I’ve got an outlier in my data - what now? Using the deviant case method for theory building”, has been selected for the Sage Publications Best Paper Award of the Research Methods Division. The paper discusses how outliers in empirical data can be used constructively for theory development and provides methodological guidance for authors by outlining specific strategies for the in-depth analysis of outliers.