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Fuzzy-set QCA identifies possible pathways which lead to specified outcomes. Comparable to a baking recipe, different combinations of the same ingredients can lead to many delicious outcomes. Similarly, resulting pathways are a combination of either high or low levels of membership in a cultural dimension, as shown in Table 2.

Table 2

Summary of abbreviations for cultural dimensions in pathways being analyzed

pdi: membership in high power distance index ∼pdi: membership in low power distance index 
idv: membership in individualism ∼idv: membership in collectivism 
mas: membership in masculinity ∼mas: membership in femininity 
uai: membership in high uncertainty avoidance index ∼uai: membership in low uncertainty avoidance index 
pdi: membership in high power distance index ∼pdi: membership in low power distance index 
idv: membership in individualism ∼idv: membership in collectivism 
mas: membership in masculinity ∼mas: membership in femininity 
uai: membership in high uncertainty avoidance index ∼uai: membership in low uncertainty avoidance index 

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