Common beliefs and reality about PLS : comments on Rönkkö and Evermann (2013)

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Hamburg University of Technology
Erscheinungsjahr:
2014
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Text
Schlagworte:
  • quantitative research
  • multivariate analysis
  • structural equation modeling
  • linear techniques
  • partial least squares path modeling
  • composite factor model
  • 330: Wirtschaft
  • 330
Beschreibung:
  • This article addresses Ro¨nkko¨ and Evermann’s criticisms of the partial least squares (PLS) approach to structural equation modeling. We contend that the alleged shortcomings of PLS are not due to problems with the technique, but instead to three problems with Ro¨nkko¨ and Evermann’s study: (a) the adherence to the common factor model, (b) a very limited simulation designs, and (c) overstretched generalizations of their findings. Whereas Ro¨nkko¨ and Evermann claim to be dispelling myths about PLS, they have in reality created new myths that we, in turn, debunk. By examining their claims, our article contributes to reestablishing a constructive discussion of the PLS method and its properties. We show that PLS does offer advantages for exploratory research and that it is a viable estimator for composite factor models. This can pose an interesting alternative if the common factor model does not hold. Therefore, we can conclude that PLS should continue to be used as an important statistical tool for management and organizational research, as well as other social science disciplines.
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DOI 10.1177/1094428114526928
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  • info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
  • https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
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TUHH Open Research

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