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The Role of Cross-National Research in Organizational Inquiry: A Review and Proposal.

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    Past approaches to cross-national organization research are reviewed and their limitations as a method of scientific inquiry are identified. An alternative approach is proposed which argues that the object of cross-national organization research is to test specific hypotheses about organization-society interactions using national settings as strategic research sites. The potential utility of this approach is discussed, including its contribution to resolving the weaknesses in past cross-national organization research identified by Roberts (1970) and others. The paper concludes with an agenda for future research to facilitate implementation of the proposed strategy.