Journal articles

Weiss M, Nair L.B., Hoorani B.H., Gibbert M., Hoegl M. (2023). Transparency of reporting practices in quantitative field studies: The transparency sweet spot for article citations. Journal of Informetrics, 17 (2): 101396. DOI: 

Ascani A., Nair L.B., Iammarino S. (2022). Racing to the bottom or seeking legitimacy? National environmental performance and the location strategies of Chinese MNEs. Journal of International Management, 29 (2): 100993. DOI: 

Nair L.B., Ascani A. (2022). Addressing low-profile misconduct in management academia through theoretical triangulation and transformative ethics education. The International Journal of Management Education, 20 (3): 100728. DOI: 

Nair L.B. (2022). Prendiamoci cura! Una chiamata in favore delle care relationships per contrastare la shecession in periodo di pandemia. Prospettive in Organizzazione, 19 (special issue – shock). Link to the article: Click here.  

Nair L.B. (2021). To discard or to ado(a)pt? Looking at qualitative research templates through the lens of organizational routines, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 16 (2): 409-423. 

Gibbert M., Nair L.B., Weiss M., Hoegl M. (2021).Using outliers for theory building, Organizational Research Methods, 24 (1): 172-181. 

Nizet J., Fatien Diochon P., Nair  L.B. (2021). When commitments conflict: Making ethical decisions like a funambulist, M@n@gement, 24 (1): 44-58.  

Nair L.B. (2020). From ‘whodunnit’ to ‘how’: Detective stories and auditability in qualitative business ethics research, Journal of Business Ethics, 172 (2): 195-209.

Van Grootel L., Nair L.B., Klugkist I., Van Wesel, F. (2020). Quantitizing findings from qualitative studies for integration in mixed methods reviewing, Research Synthesis Methods, 11 (3): 413-425.

Hoorani B.H., Nair L.B., Gibbert M. (2019). Designing for impact: The effect of rigor and case study design on citations of qualitative case studies in managementScientometrics, 121 (1): 285-306.

Nair L.B., Fatien Diochon P., Lassu R.A., Tilleman S.G. (2018). Let’s perform and paint! The role of creative mediums in enhancing management research representation, Journal of Management Inquiry, 27 (3): 301-308.

Nair L.B., Gibbert M. (2016). Analyzing inconsistent cases in management fsQCA studies: A methodological manifesto, Journal of Business Research, 69 (4): 1464-1470.

Nair L.B., Gibbert M. (2016). What makes a ‘good’ title and (how) does it matter for citations? A review and general model of article title attributes in management science, Scientometrics, 107 (3): 1331-1359.


Nair L.B., Gibbert M, Hoorani B.H. (2023). Combining case study designs for theory building: A new sourcebook for rigorous social science researchers. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1-316-51929-5; 978-1-009-01024-5

Nair L.B. (Ed.) (2023). Business Ethics. SAGE Business Foundations. SAGE Publications. ISBN:  9781071909379; 9781071909003; 9781071907955; 9781071907641; 9781071905012; 9781071907399; 9781071907405; 9781071897607; 9781071903636; 9781071909065; 9781071903643

Nair L.B. (2022). Qualitative research for organizational scholars: Reflections on current developments. Nova Science Publishers. ISBN: 979-8-88697-449-2

Valikangas L., Gibbert M., with Nair L.B., Paukku M., Peixoto I. (2015). Strategic Innovation. The definitive guide to outlier strategies. Pearson-Financial Times Press. ISBN-10: 0133989445, ISBN-13: 978-0133989441.

Self-authored chapters in the book (total number: 10)

  • Biocurious: The curious case of crowd-sourced science, 124-131.
  • Gengo: Winning in translation through crowdsourcing, 140-148.
  • Kaggle: Getting quant brains to play data games, 158-170.
  • Organovo: Leaving 3D bioprints for others to follow, 198-205.
  • Outliers from a theoretical and methodological perspective, 17-30.
  • Robin Hood: The merry adventures of an asset management cooperative, 217-223.
  • Scoopshot: Pulling the scoop on the trendy photo crowdsourcing platform, 69-76.
  • Spire: Launching crowdfunding beyond earth, 189-198.
  • Taskrabbit: Hop online and pull a rabbit out of your service network, 131-140.
  • ZenRobotics: Riveting robots to reduce and recycle, 124-131.

Book chapters (peer reviewed)

Nair L.B. (2022). The power of many: Teaching qualitative management research through peer group reviews. In Innovation in the Teaching of Research Methodology Excellence Awards: An Anthology of Case Histories 2022 (pp. 13-22). United Kingdom: Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-914587-34-4 (PDF), ISBN: 978-1-914587-35-1 (Printed book).

Nair L.B. (2020). COVID-19 and qualitative social media data collection. In The University of the Future – Response to COVID 19 (pp. 85-92). United Kingdom: Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-912764-65-5.

Nair L.B. (2019). “Just like in the movies”: Popular media and ethical business schools of the future. In The University of the Future (pp. 141-150). United Kingdom: Academic Publishing. ISBN-10: 1912764512, ISBN-13: 978-1912764518.

Nair L.B. (2019). Beyond fiction and science: Using stories, movies, and games to teach qualitative research. In Innovation in the Teaching of Research Methodology Excellence Awards: An Anthology of Case Histories 2019 (pp. 15-26). United Kingdom: Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-912764-26-6.

Case studies (peer reviewed)

Nair L.B. (2022). The good, the bad, and the grey: Qualitative management research and ethical data collection from social media communities, LUISS Teaching Cases. ISBN: 978-88-6105-798-2.

Nair L.B. (2020).“Mischief unmanaged”: Approaching ethics in qualitative business and management research with Harry Potter, Sage Business Cases. 2020, 10.4135/9781526499530. ISBN: 9781526499530.

Nair L.B. (2020). What is Her Story?: Investigating sexual harassment in the modern workplace, SAGE Business Cases. 2020, 10.4135/9781529702408. ISBN: 9781529702408.

Nair L.B. (2018). Appraising scholarly impact using Directed Qualitative Content Analysis: A study of article title attributes in management research, SAGE Research Methods Cases, 10.4135/9781526444141. ISBN: 9781526444141.

Conference proceedings

Weiss M., Nair L.B., Gibbert M., & Koepplin H. (2015). What passes as a transparent field study in management?, Academy of Management Proceedings, 2015 (1): 10236. ISSN (print): 0065-0668, ISSN (online): 2151-6561.

Other journal publications

Nair L.B. (2018). (Is there a) middle ground?.  In A. Consterdine, Research Engagement in 55 Words (Flash Fiction): Metamorphosis. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 15 (270). Doi: 10.1080/14780887.2018.1462602.

Nair L.B. (2018). No downside. In A. Consterdine, Research Engagement in 55 Words (Flash Fiction): Metamorphosis. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 15 (270). Doi: 10.1080/14780887.2018.1462602.

Nair L.B. (2018). The ethnographer. In A. Consterdine, Research Engagement in 55 Words (Flash Fiction): Metamorphosis. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 15 (271). Doi: 10.1080/14780887.2018.1462602.

Nair L.B. (2017). Conference Report: Scientific Integrity in Qualitative Research (SCIQUAL) Seminar 2017, Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 19 (1): Art. 9.

Other academic publications

Nair L.B. (2018). “Interdisciplinary, like everyone else.” But are you being interdisciplinary for the wrong reasons? LSE Impact Blog, 08 November 2018.

Interviews & press coverage 

(University of Cape Town 2021) How to build the university of the future

(Times Higher Education 2020) Is interdisciplinary research really the best way to tackle global challenges?