From the Editors: Common method variance in international business research

Published on Feb 1, 2010in Journal of International Business Studies7.724
· DOI :10.1057/jibs.2009.88
Sea Jin Chang27
Estimated H-index: 27
Witteloostuijn van Arjen35
Estimated H-index: 35
(Tilburg University),
Lorraine Eden31
Estimated H-index: 31
(A&M: Texas A&M University)
JIBS receives many manuscripts that report findings from analyzing survey data based on same-respondent replies. This can be problematic since same-respondent studies can suffer from common method variance (CMV). Currently, authors who submit manuscripts to JIBS that appear to suffer from CMV are asked to perform validity checks and resubmit their manuscripts. This letter from the Editors is designed to outline the current state of best practice for handling CMV in international business research.
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