Level of analysis question
I am relatively new to SmartPLS and am trying to test a mediated model with a number of independent and dependent variables. Most variables are at the individual level, but some independent variables I would like to include are at the company or country level. Reviewers have raised concerns about doing this. Would it be appropriate to include higher-levels-of-analysis variables with those at the individual level, or do all variables need to be at the same level? Any advice and references regarding this would be greatly appreciated.
Any help will be apprecited.
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