The MNE as a Challenge to Institutional Theory: Key Concepts, Recent Developments and Empirical Evidence

11 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2016

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Ayse Saka‐Helmhout

Radboud University Nijmegen - Nijmegen School of Management

Richard Deeg

Temple University

Royston Greenwood

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization

Date Written: January 2016

Abstract

The co‐existence of multiple, often contradictory, institutional demands pose challenges to organizations. Despite the intriguing context that multinational enterprises (MNEs) present for the study of organizational action to such demands, research has focused on organizational fields. To more deeply consider the MNE context, we argue that MNEs offer an opportunity to examine the role of society in the ‘management’ of multiple institutional logics. Further, we highlight organizational attributes such as economic ties, foreignness, and location strategy that filter institutional complexity in the context of MNEs. The papers in this Special Issue explore how the dynamic interaction between MNEs and the varying institutional demands across their multiple environments creates avenues for active agency.

Keywords: comparative institutional analysis, institutional complexity, institutional logics, multinational enterprises, organizational institutionalism

Suggested Citation

Saka‐Helmhout, Ayse and Deeg, Richard and Greenwood, Royston, The MNE as a Challenge to Institutional Theory: Key Concepts, Recent Developments and Empirical Evidence (January 2016). Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 53, Issue 1, pp. 1-11, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2717143 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joms.12172

Ayse Saka‐Helmhout (Contact Author)

Radboud University Nijmegen - Nijmegen School of Management

Richard Deeg

Temple University ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://liberalarts.temple.edu/academics/faculty/deeg-richard

Royston Greenwood

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization ( email )

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R6
Canada

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