A Resource Dependence Perspective on Low-Power Actors Shaping Their Regulatory Environment: The Case of Honda:

Published on Aug 1, 2017in Organization Studies 3.13
· DOI :10.1177/0170840616670432
Ei Shu1
Estimated H-index: 1
Arie Y. Lewin37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Duke University)
The central focus of this paper is a largely unexplored research domain relating to how low-power for-profit actors can shape their political and regulatory environment and create economic opportunities that affect their survival and growth. The paper builds on and extends the concept of “negotiating the environment” and on how organizations create their environment, with an emphasis on low-power actors. Resource dependence theory (RDT) has been very influential in exploring the many ways in which firms can decrease or overcome resource vulnerabilities in their environment with a focus on high-power actors (large companies, resource-rich companies, industrial associations, and political power of highly endowed companies). However, whether and how low-power actors can shape their political, regulatory, and economic environment was not central to RDT analysis, which is the focus of this paper. The empirical context for this research is the emergence and enactment of automobile emissions standards in Japan f...
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Published on Dec 1, 2015in Administrative Science Quarterly 5.88
Emily Cox Pahnke5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Washington),
Riitta Katila15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Stanford University),
Kathleen M. Eisenhardt56
Estimated H-index: 56
(Stanford University)
Drawing on institutional theory, we examine how the institutional logics—taken-for granted norms, structures, and practices—of different types of funding partners influence young firms and their search for innovations. We test our hypotheses in a longitudinal study of a complete population of ventures in the minimally invasive surgical device industry in the U.S., supplemented by interviews with industry informants. We find that types of funding partners vary significantly from one another: they...
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Published on Jan 1, 2014
Michael A. Witt15
Estimated H-index: 15
Gordon Redding14
Estimated H-index: 14
Much of the existing literature within the "varieties of capitalism" (VOC) and "comparative business systems" fields of research is heavily focused on Europe, Japan, and the Anglo-Saxon nations. As a result, the field has yet to produce a detailed empirical picture of the institutional structures of most Asian nations and to explore to what extent existing theory applies to the Asian context. The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems aims to address this imbalance by exploring the shape and ...
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Published on Dec 1, 2014in Strategic Management Journal 5.48
Jeffrey G. York11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Colorado Boulder)
The influence of institutional factors on firm entry has long interested strategy scholars. However, we have limited understanding of how the sociocultural environment, defined as the unwritten, decentralized �rules of the game,� influences founding rates in emergent industries; we know even less about how these noneconomic factors differentially influence entry by new entrepreneurial (de novo) firms versus diversifying incumbent (de alio) firms. Utilizing a unique dataset on entry in the green ...
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Published on Mar 1, 2007in Administrative Science Quarterly 5.88
Ranjay Gulati37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Northwestern University),
Maxim Sytch10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Northwestern University)
This study of the procurement relationships of two major U.S. auto manufacturers examines the effects of two dimensions of organizational interdependence on the performance of those relationships for the manufacturer: dependence asymmetry, the difference in actors' dependencies on each other in a dyadic exchange relationship, and joint dependence, the sum of dependence between actors in the relationship. Rather than focusing solely on dependence advantage and the concomitant logic of power, we f...
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Published on Dec 1, 2004in Journal of Management 8.08
Amy J. Hillman29
Estimated H-index: 29
(Arizona State University),
Gerald D. Keim17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Arizona State University),
Douglas A. Schuler10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Rice University)
Corporate political activities, or corporate attempts to shape government policy in ways favorable to the firm, are commonly employed by firms across countries. We review recent scholarly work from management, political science, economics and sociology in the area of corporate political activity (CPA), paying particular attention to the literature published since Shaffer’s [Shaffer, B. 1995. Firm-level responses to government regulation: Theoretical and research approaches. Journal of Management...
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Published on Mar 1, 2011in Accounting and Finance 1.54
Ike Mathur25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Southern Illinois University Carbondale),
Manohar Singh15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Pennsylvania State University)
The paper offers a comprehensive and integrative review of the current literature on corporate political strategies sharing common boundaries with finance, accounting and corporate governance. While there appears to be a heightened interest among researchers in studying the value relevance of corporate political strategies [Chen etal. (2010), Goldman etal. (2009), Cooper etal. (2010), Richter etal. (2008), Hochberg etal. (2007), de Figueiredo and Edwards (2007), Faccio and Parsley (2009), and My...
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Published on May 1, 2012in Organization Studies 3.13
Jan van den Ende19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Erasmus University Rotterdam),
Geerten van de Kaa11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Delft University of Technology)
+ 1 AuthorsH.J. de Vries14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Erasmus University Rotterdam)
The literature has dedicated significant attention to the effects of standard-supporting, interorganizational networks on the content of standards and standard survival. However, minimal attention has been paid to the effects of the standard’s characteristics and dynamics on these networks. This paper contributes to closing this gap. We introduce the paradoxical concept of ‘standard flexibility’ and study the interaction between the characteristics of a standard-supporting network and the develo...
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Published on Oct 1, 1997in Strategic Management Journal 5.48
Christine Oliver19
Estimated H-index: 19
(York University)
This article suggests that the context and process of resource selection have an important influence on firm heterogeneity and sustainable competitive advantage. It is argued that a firm’s sustainable advantage depends on its ability to manage the institutional context of its resource decisions. A firm’s institutional context includes its internal culture as well as broader influences from the state, society, and interfirm relations that define socially acceptable economic behavior. A process mo...
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Published on Sep 1, 1976in Administrative Science Quarterly 5.88
Jeffrey Pfeffer79
Estimated H-index: 79
Phillip Nowak1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Published on Mar 1, 2000in Journal of Management Studies 5.33
Amy J. Hillman29
Estimated H-index: 29
(University of Western Ontario),
Albert A. Cannella44
Estimated H-index: 44
(Texas A&M University),
Ramona L. Paetzold11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Texas A&M University)
Most research on corporate directors has focused on two roles: agency and resource dependence. While these two roles are theoretically and practically distinct, previous research has used the same classification scheme for measuring board composition regardless of role examined. Our paper examines the resource dependence role of directors and posits that the widely used insider/outsider categorizations do not adequately capture this role of directors. A taxonomy of directors is presented specifi...
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