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State-owned enterprises as institutional actors: a hybrid historical institutionalist and institutional work framework

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posted on 02.08.2021, 14:18 by Olivier Butzbach, Douglas B Fuller, Gerhard SchnyderGerhard Schnyder, Luda Svystunova
Although state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are recognized as important economic actors, the literature to date has assumed close state control over SOEs and, therefore, their passive stance towards institutions. Drawing on the institutional work and historical institutionalism literatures, we challenge this view. We develop a multilevel framework of SOE top management teams’ (TMTs’) embedded agency, spanning the national macro-institutional level, the meso-level of regimes of state-SOE relations, and sector-specific institutions. We then derive propositions regarding the factors across these multiple levels that shape SOE TMTs’ motivation, resources, and scope for institutional work. This framework allows us to explain the leeway for and likelihood of SOE TMTs’ engagement in institutional work across institutional contexts.

History

School

  • Loughborough University London

Published in

Management and Organization Review

Publisher

Cambridge University Press (CUP)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This article has been published in a revised form in Management and Organization Review https://doi.org/10.1017/mor.2021.25. This version is published under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND. No commercial re-distribution or re-use allowed. Derivative works cannot be distributed. © The Authors.

Acceptance date

28/12/2020

Publication date

2021-07-27

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

1740-8776

eISSN

1740-8784

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Gerhard Schnyder. Deposit date: 27 July 2021