The purpose of this literature review is to provide a systematic overview and analysis of the trends and methodological issues of empirical scholarship in the Latin American context. The publications of a 21-year period (1990-2010) were reviewed in 45 business journals; 108 empirical studies were found that utilized a Latin American context. Country-specific and research design patterns were identified. This paper discusses how three methodological challenges – language, data collection, and response rates – have evolved in the context of Latin America over a period of two decades. This paper contributes to presenting Latin America as a more tractable empirical context for future qualitative and quantitative scholarship and highlights the feasibility of including this understudied region to test scholars' hypotheses in the developing world.
- Empirical research
- Latin America
- Literature review
- Methodological challenges
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Business and International Management
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)