Science's Reproducibility and Replicability Crisis: International Business is Not Immune

11 Pages Posted: 14 May 2018

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Herman Aguinis

University of Colorado at Denver - Health Sciences Center; Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Management & Entrepreneurship

Wayne Cascio

University of Colorado at Denver - Business School

Ravi Ramani

George Washington University

Date Written: May 2017

Abstract

International business is not immune to science’s reproducibility and replicability crisis. We argue that this crisis is not entirely surprising given the methodological practices that enhance systematic capitalization on chance. This occurs when researchers search for a maximally predictive statistical model based on a particular dataset and engage in several trial-and-error steps that are rarely disclosed in published articles. We describe systematic capitalization on chance, distinguish it from unsystematic capitalization on chance, address five common practices that capitalize on chance, and offer actionable strategies to minimize the capitalization on chance and improve the reproducibility and replicability of future IB research.

Keywords: capitalization on chance, quantitative methods, reproducibility, replicability, credibility

Suggested Citation

Aguinis, Herman and Aguinis, Herman and Cascio, Wayne and Ramani, Ravi, Science's Reproducibility and Replicability Crisis: International Business is Not Immune (May 2017). Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 48, Issue 6, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3177768 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41267-017-0081-0

Herman Aguinis (Contact Author)

University of Colorado at Denver - Health Sciences Center ( email )

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Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Management & Entrepreneurship ( email )

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Wayne Cascio

University of Colorado at Denver - Business School ( email )

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Ravi Ramani

George Washington University

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