The developmental phases of Russia, Kazakhstan, South Korea and Singapore - a comparative institutional analysis
4 Case Studies
“If you desire things, many things will seem but a few.”
So far in the course of this study it has been left unaccounted for, how diverging performances within state capitalist countries’ groups can be explained. In order to achieve this goal four presumably state capitalist countries – Russia, Kazakhstan, South Korea and Singapore – have been selected as case studies. Before leading over to the specific case studies, it is nevertheless needed to introduce case studies as a method of qualitative analysis and to expound on the design of the case studies including justification of case selection. After this introductory chapter the four case studies as such will be dealt with, being concluded by a comparison of all four cases.
Keywords: Russia, Kazakhstan, Singapore, South Korea, Case Studies, Performance Differences
4.1 Case Studies in Theory and as a Method in this Study
4.1.1 Case Studies as a Method of Qualitative Analysis
Over the recent past case studies have gained ground in academia as a scientific analytical method and have even been found out to be the most popular method for qualitative analysis over a 10-year period (Welch et al. 2011, p. 740). Likewise, this method is chosen for a wide array of research questions ranging from health, psychology or consumer studies to social sciences. Potential fields for case studies are group processes, internal organization or strategy. Case studies can as an exception...
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