In recent years, the literature on PLS has increased tremendously. We strongly recommend the following paper as an introduction to PLS path modeling and variance-based structural equation modeling in general:
Henseler, Jörg; Hubona, Geoffrey; Ray, Pauline Ash (2016). Using PLS path modeling in new technology research: updated guidelines. Industrial Management & Data Systems, 116 (1), 2-20, doi:10.1108/IMDS-09-2015-0382. [download]
In our seminars, we present and discuss extant literature on PLS. Some of it is freely available:
Dijkstra, T.K. and Henseler, J. (2015). Consistent partial least squares path modeling. MIS Quarterly (39:2). [download]
The paper by Henseler, Ringle, and Sinkovics (2009) is an introduction to PLS and can serve for instance as a preparation for one of our seminars.
We have selected some technical papers that we regard as particularly worth reading: