Dr P.A. Alamos Concha (Priscilla)
Assistant professor - Methods
6525 AJ NIJMEGEN
6500 HK NIJMEGEN
Priscilla Álamos-Concha is Assistant Professor of Qualitative Empirical Methodology at the Department of Business Administration of the Nijmegen School of Management. She joined Radboud University in 2020. Priscilla’s research interests lie at the intersection of social innovation, social change and democracy, and include complexity-based methods to assess the impact of social innovations in creating social change, such as Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), Process-Tracing (PT) and Comparative Historical Analysis (CHA).
Priscilla’s current research examines the intersection of institutional theory, stakeholder theory, organizational learning and social movement theory, as a unified configurational theory to investigate the conditions fostering and impeding ‘social innovation scaling’ carried out by MNCs to reduce inequality. In addition, she is combining configurational theory with the study of causal mechanisms to increase the study impact as applied to a broader context.
During her career she has worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at NSM (Radboud University) and as PI - impact evaluation of ESF-WSE funded projects at the Antwerp Management School (AMS), Belgium. She earned her Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from the University of Louvain, Belgium, in 2018.
Part of her work is published in Political Research Quarterly, Qual & Quan, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Revue internationale de politique compare, and AIB insights. Priscilla is also founder member of the Methods Excellence Network (www.methodsnet.org).
Research grants and prizes
- 2017 - Project name: “Anders organiseren” - ESF -WSE (Vlaamse Overheid). Amount: 239.761,5 Euros (incl.VAT).
- 2017 - Project name: “Opleidingen In Bedrijven” - ESF -WSE (Vlaamse Overheid). Amount 160.000 Euros (incl. VAT). More information
- 2017 - 2019 External support for the evaluation project at the "Institut wallon de l’évaluation, de la prospective et de la statistique (IWEPS)" - Belgium. Poverty Alleviation Plan Assessment (PLCP): Housing. Do rental payment security arrangements favor access to private rental accommodation and by what mechanisms? Questions relating to the design and implementation of the PLCP measurement and experience within the CPAS of Namur was also analyzed. The assessment consisted of two studies, one directed to a systematic comparison using QCA and the other directed to the study of a single case, using the Process-Tracing technique. IWEPS evaluation officers: Muriel Fonder (project manager) and Mathieu Mosty.
- 2017 - 2020 Organizing differently. How do the teams within companies, oriented towards a sociotechnical vision, succeed with production problem-solving? The evaluation was commissioned by the Flemish Department of Work and Social Economics, where we addressed this question by relying both on a cutting-edge theory-based impact evaluation, and on state of the art management and organizational research. We apply the more recent innovations in Process-Tracing techniques, with the aim to understand the process within which teams with a sociotechnical vision can deal better with production problem-solving. Collaborators: Bart Cambré (AMS), Derek Beach (Aarhus University); Sarah Desmet (AMS), Sara Bastiaensens (AMS), Steven de Bock (WSE).
- 2017 - 2020 Training programs in firms. Why and how do ESF funded training projects in firms generate more (or less) value? This evaluation was commissioned by the Flemish Department of Work and Social Economics. A multimethod research (combining QCA and Process-Tracing) were carried out to explain and understand why and how the ESF funded training projects in firms generate value. Collaborators: Benoît Rihoux (UCLouvain), Valérie Pattyn (Leiden University); Bart Cambré (AMS), Derek Beach (Aarhus University), Benjamin Schalembier (WSE).
- 2020 - 2022 Social Innovation Processes in and around Multinational Companies: The role of Social activists and their transnational networks. This project is a Transatlantic Platform-funded project that examined corporate social innovation initiatives carried out by multinationals to address inequality, interacting with civil society and government stakeholders in various industrial, community and national contexts. Collaborators (PIs): Ayse Saka-Helmhout (Radboud University), Gregor Murray and Isabelle Martin (Montreal University); Tony Edwards (Loughborough University). More information
- 07 November 2022 - Which conditions should be used in combination by multinationals to increase social initiatives? More information
Founder member of The Methods Excellence Network (MethodsNET)
(26 October 2021)
Methods Excellence Network
Cost Action external expert
(30 October 2021)
European Cooperation of Science and Technology
Compasss Management Team
(09 February 2012)
Comparative methods for systematic cross-case analysis