Research Design

  • Robert C. Gericke
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


This section describes the methodology of the empirical research carried out for this study, including the sample and data collection as well as the analysis procedures applied. To test the first 10 hypotheses, self-completion questionnaires have been be used in order to obtain data on the sentiment of respondents vis-à-vis the questions. Regarding the last two hypotheses, a content analysis was carried out regarding the contents of annual reports of the five largest banks in each of the two countries under analysis. This study is a “bounded system” that is limited by a defined time frame and a certain number of institutions (2 × 5) and countries (2).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert C. Gericke
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  1. 1.Frankfurt am MainGermany

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