A review and evaluation of meta-analysis practices in management research

I. Geyskens, R. Krishnan, J.E.B.M. Steenkamp, P.A.M.F.V. Cunha

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Meta-analysis has become increasingly popular in management research to quantitatively integrate research findings across a large number of studies. In an effort to help shape future applications of meta-analysis in management, this study chronicles and evaluates the decisions that management researchers made in 69 meta-analytic studies published between 1980 and 2007 in 14 management journals. It performs four meta-analyses of relationships that have been studied with varying frequency in management research, to provide empirical evidence that metaanalytical decisions influence results. The implications of the findings are discussed with a focus on the changes that seem appropriate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-419
JournalJournal of Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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