Haien Ding

Stipendiat - Institutt for ledelse og organisasjon


Haien Ding is a Ph.D. candidate at the department of leadership and organizational behavior, BI Norwegian Business School. His Ph.D. research project aims to reveal the antecedents and outcomes of illegitimate tasks (i.e., a particular type of work stressor) and explore the conditions that make these relationships vary. He is also interested in innovative behavior, advanced regression analytical techniques, configurational comparative methods (e.g., qualitative comparative analysis, QCA), and necessary condition analysis (NCA). He supports open science by making his studies’ research data and reproduction materials publicly available on the OSF platform. ✖ ✖ ✖ ✖


Ding, Haien (2022)

What kinds of countries have better innovation performance?–A country-level fsQCA and NCA study

Journal of Innovation & Knowledge (JIK), 7(4) Doi: 10.1016/j.jik.2022.100215

Innovation is critical to boosting economic growth and combating social problems. Based on national innovation systems, this study investigates how combinations of multiple factors (i.e., R&D investment, human capital, social freedom, democracy, globalization, and country affluence) lead to high national innovation performance. This study adopts fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) to explore multiple conjunctural causations of innovation performance using a multi-source dataset of 116 countries. It identifies two configurations for high innovation performance: leveraging human capital and leveraging R&D investment. It also adopts a necessary condition analysis (NCA) to examine the necessary relationships between every condition and the outcome. NCA finds that R&D investment, globalization, and country affluence are necessary conditions for innovation performance, although they have different degrees of importance. This study advances the knowledge on national innovation performance and demonstrates how NCA can add complementary insights to the findings of fsQCA.

Akademisk grad
År Akademisk institusjon Grad
NA East China Normal University Master of Science
År Arbeidsgiver Tittel
2021 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Ph.D. candidate