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Fiss, Peer C.

Works: 8 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 334 library holdings
Genres: Lectures  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Peer C Fiss
Intersectional inequality : race, class, test scores, and poverty by Charles C Ragin( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over twenty-five years, Charles C. Ragin has developed Qualitative Comparative Analysis and related set-analytic techniques as a means of bridging qualitative and quantitative methods of research. Now, with Peer C. Fiss, Ragin uses these impressive new tools to unravel the varied conditions affecting life chances. Ragin and Fiss begin by taking up the controversy regarding the relative importance of test scores versus socioeconomic background on life chances, a debate that has raged since the 1994 publication of Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray's The Bell Curve. In contrast to prior work, Ragin and Fiss bring an intersectional approach to the evidence, analyzing the different ways that advantages and disadvantages combine in their impact on life chances. Moving beyond controversy and fixed policy positions, the authors propose sophisticated new methods of analysis to underscore the importance of attending to configurations of race, gender, family background, educational achievement, and related conditions when addressing social inequality in America today
Corporate governance and the symbolic management of stakeholders : the emergence of a shareholder value orientation in Germany by Peer C Fiss( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research examines the processes by which corporate governance models diffuse across institutional environments. So far, the dominant view of such diffusion processes uses a legal-economic framework and an efficient-choice perspective predicting convergence on a "standard model" of corporate governance. In contrast, I develop a socio-political model of diffusion that stresses the cultural embeddedness of diffusing ideas. Drawing on the literature on the diffusion of practices among organizations and on the growing literature on symbolic management, I argue that the diffusion of governance models is not a smooth transfer of efficient practices because governance models embody normative claims and therefore are subject to contest and conflict. As a result, governance models do not go through the diffusion process unchanged but are subject to adaptation and re-invention as local actors engage in contests over their meaning and applicability. I furthermore suggest that implementation is often incomplete and superficial as surface compliance with an institutional model is substituted for "deep" compliance. I test these arguments by examining the spread of a shareholder value orientation (SVO) in Germany, using a longitudinal dataset that incorporates social, financial, and demographic variables for the 100 largest German corporations over the last 10 years
Framing globalization : the battle for definition of a contested issue by Peer C Fiss( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutions and corporate governance by Peer C Fiss( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Configurational theory and methods in organizational research( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An Ontological Turn in Categories Research: From Standards of Legitimacy to Evidence of Actuality( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract In this Counterpoint to Durand and Paolella, we argue that prior work on categories has neglected processes of category emergence and dissolution. In response, we call for studies of categories that focus on how they emerge and fall out of use and on what they come to mean. We call this an ontological turn in categories research because systems of categorization and their associated meanings capture and reflect what societies view as social realities, or ontologies. As a guide to this broad topic, we develop a framework that relates the effects of categories to the familiarity of (1) occasions and motivations for their usage and (2) meanings and ontologies they carry, and we use this framework to elaborate two paths by which previously unfamiliar categories become accepted as elements of common knowledge. These paths jointly inform the recognition front of the emergence question, an understudied problem in organization studies. Finally, we outline two methodologies - set theoretic analysis and network-based analysis - that offer particular promise for analysing processes of category emergence and dissolution
Intersectional inequality - race, class, test scores, and poverty by Peer C Fiss( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (QCA)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Peer C. Fiss lectures on fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), which is in between qualitative and quantitative approaches
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