Configurations of capacity for change in entrepreneurial threshold firms: imprinting and strategic choice perspectives
Judge, Willam; Hu, Helen; Talaulicar, Till; Witt, Michael; Zattoni, Alessandro; Lopez-Iturriaga, Felix; Chen, Jean; Shukla, Dhirendra; Quttainah, Majdi; Adegbite, Emmanuel; Rivas, Jose; Kibler, Bruce
EMMANUEL ADEGBITE Emmanuel.Adegbite@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor in Accounting Andcorporate Governance
Imprinting theory suggests that founding conditions are 'stamped' on organizations, and these imprinted routines often resist change. In contrast, strategic choice theory suggests that the firm can overcome organizational inertia and deliberately choose its future. Both theories offer dramatically different explanations behind an organization's capacity for change. IPO firms provide a unique context for exploring how imprinting forces interact with strategic choice factors to address organizational capacity for change as a firm moves from private to public firm status. Juxtaposing imprinting and strategic choice perspectives, we employ fuzzy set to examine the multi-level determinants of organizational capacity for change. Our cross-national data reveals three effective configurations of organizational capacity for change within IPOs, and two ineffective configurations. Our results suggest that the antecedents of organizational capacity for change in entrepreneurial threshold firms are nonlinear, interdependent, and equifinal.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Dec 31, 2014|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Judge, W., Hu, H., Talaulicar, T., Witt, M., Zattoni, A., Lopez-Iturriaga, F., …Kibler, B. (2014). Configurations of capacity for change in entrepreneurial threshold firms: imprinting and strategic choice perspectives. Journal of Management Studies, 52(4), 506-530. doi:10.1111/joms.12121|
|Keywords||imprinting theory, strategic choice theory, organizational capacity for change, fuzzy; set analysis, IPO firms; 2|
|Additional Information||This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Judge, W. Q., Hu, H. W., Gabrielsson, J. , Talaulicar, T. , Witt, M. A., Zattoni, A. , López‐Iturriaga, F. , Chen, J. J., Shukla, D. , Quttainah, M. , Adegbite, E. , Luis Rivas, J. and Kibler, B. (2015), Configurations of Capacity for Change in Entrepreneurial Threshold Firms: Imprinting and Strategic Choice Perspectives. Jour. of Manage. Stud., 52: 506-530, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12121. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions."|
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