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How do foreign entrepreneurs adapt to local corruption norms in the Middle East? Institutional multiplicities and individual adaptation

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posted on 24.03.2020, 16:31 by Kun Liu, Ahmad Al Asady, Kun Fu
Foreign entrepreneurs encounter institutional complexities resulting from differences between their home and host countries. On one hand, foreign entrepreneurs must adapt to local norms in a host environment that might be novel and different; on the other, foreign entrepreneurs bring institutional legacies from their home environments. In this article, we critically examine how such tensions affect norm adaptation by foreign entrepreneurs, focusing upon their attitudes towards corruption–defined as corruption propensity. While imprints from home institutions can be ‘sticky’ and persistent, learning about host institutions requires foreign entrepreneurs to adapt their corruption propensity. We find that corruption propensity has an inverted U-shaped relationship with performance and conclude by analysing the implications of such propensity.

History

School

  • Loughborough University London

Published in

International Small Business Journal

Volume

38

Issue

7

Pages

629 - 653

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

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Acceptance date

24/03/2020

Publication date

2020-06-03

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

0266-2426

eISSN

1741-2870

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Kun Fu. Deposit date: 24 March 2020