Università della Svizzera italiana

Exploring, understanding, and promoting pluralistic strategies for (qualitative) research

Hoorani, Bareerah Hafeez ; Gibbert, Michael (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021COM004.

There have been growing calls in the field of management for pluralistic research, primarily because it allows for scientific discovery and advancement. However, despite these calls, the field of management is still homogenous in its research approaches and practices. This motivates the aim of this thesis, which is to explore, understand and promote pluralistic (qualitative) research. The...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Gifts, emotions and cognitive processes : an inquiry of gift receiving from a consumer psychology perspective

Marta, Pizzetti ; Gibbert, Michael (Dir.) ; Seele, Peter (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2016 ; 2016COM004.

Gift exchange is a universal, social, cultural, and economic phenomenon. Over the past 90 years, it has fascinated scholars from different disciplines within the social sciences thanks to its diffusion across societies and centuries. Since Marcel Mauss' foundational paper (1925), scholars have agreed on the social integrative function of gifts, which are tools to build and maintain...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Rigorous, transparent, and eye-catching : exploring the universalistic parameters of impactful theory building in management

Lakshmi, Balachandran Nair ; Gibbert, Michael (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2016 ; 2016COM002.

In the management discipline, scholarly impact is most commonly measured using a researcher perspective, by counting the number of times a particular article is mentioned in the references section of other articles (Aguinis, Shapiro, Antonacopoulou, and Cummings, 2014). This approach conceptualizes scholarly impact using a measurable indicator, the citation count an article receives. Several...