Advanced Structural Equation Modelling using LISREL with Professor Adamantios Diamantopoulos (Online)

Date(s) - 09/06/2020 - 10/06/2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


The purpose of this intensive online course is to discuss selected advanced topics in structural equation modeling (SEM) using the LISREL program. It is designed for academic researchers who have already had a basic exposure to SEM and wish to develop their skills at a more advanced level. The workshop assumes that participants have a sound knowledge of data analysis and multivariate statistics and, ideally, some prior experience with the LISREL program. The course will run over two half-day sessions (mornings) and places will only be allocated if you are able to participate in the full programme.

Scope and Approach

The workshop seeks to familiarize participants with the various stages associated with conceptualizing, estimating, and evaluating complex SEM models, highlighting key decisions and potential problems at each stage. Its exact content is not fully fixed but will be partly tailored to the needs, prior experience, and interests of the participants. However, the following topics are most likely to be among those covered: review of SEM model specification, identification and estimation issues; fit assessment and model modification strategies; cross-validation approaches; mediation and moderation; observed variable models; complex measurement models; and multi-sample models.  These topics will be illustrated by using the LISREL program to estimate the relevant models.

The workshop will take the form of online sessions and assumes a high degree of interest and motivation on the part of the participants.


Workshop participants are assumed to be familiar with at least one introductory-level SEM text such as:

Byrne, B. M. (1998): Structural Equation Modeling with LISREL, PRELIS, and SIMPLIS: Basic Concepts, Applications, and Programming. Psychology Press.

Diamantopoulos, A. & Siguaw, J. A. (2000): Introducing LISREL. Sage.

Kline, R. B. (2016): Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling, 4th ed. The Guilford Press.

Raykov, T. & Marcoulides, G. A. (2006): A First Course in Structural Equation Modeling, 2nd ed. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Schumacker, R. & Lomax, R. G. (2015): A Beginner’s Guide to Structural Equation Modeling, 4th ed. Routledge.

A comprehensive list of both methodological articles on SEM and application studies will be provided to participants at the end of the workshop.

Relevant Websites

The following links provide useful resources on a variety of SEM topics:


Univ-Prof. DDr. Adamantios Diamantopoulos holds the Chair of International Marketing at the University of Vienna, Austria. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Senior Fellow at the Dr. Theo and Friedl Schoeller Research Center for Business & Society, Nuremburg, Germany. During the academic year 2012/13, he was the “Joseph A. Schumpeter Fellow” at Harvard University, USA.

His main research interests are in international marketing and research methodology, and he is the author of over 200 publications in these areas with more than 36,000 citations (Google Scholar, May 2020). His work has appeared, among others, in the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Service Research, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of Retailing, MIS Quarterly, Organizational Research Methods, Psychological Methods, Information Systems Research, and Journal of Business Research.

He has been the recipient of several Best Paper Awards, including the 1994 and 2013 Hans B. Thorelli Awards for articles published in Journal of International Marketing that have made significant, long-term contributions to international marketing theory or practice. He sits on the Editorial Review Boards of a dozen academic journals, and acts as a referee for several professional associations and funding bodies. In 2000, he was elected Fellow of the British Academy of Management and in 2013 Fellow of the European Marketing Academy. He is also ranked #4 worldwide (among 2333 scholars) based on publications in the top six international business journals during 1995-2015 (Leonidou et al., 2018). In 2018, he was identified by Clarivate Analytics as one of the most cited researchers worldwide (top 1% across all disciplines) and in 2019 he was awarded the JIBS Silver Medal.

How to Apply

Places on this online workshop will first of all be offered to those who participated in the intermediary training with Professor Diamantopoulos in December 2019. If you have the required level of knowledge of SEM to progress to the advanced course, please contact to enquire about available places.