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Configurations of Capacity for Change in Entrepreneurial Threshold Firms: Imprinting and Strategic Choice Perspectives
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA.
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
Lund University, Lund, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0680-1883
University of Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany.
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2015 (English)In: Journal of Management Studies, ISSN 0022-2380, E-ISSN 1467-6486, Vol. 52, no 4, 506-530 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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 analysis to examine the multi-level determinants of organizational capacity for change. Our cross-national data reveal 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 non-linear, interdependent, and equifinal. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and Society for the Advancement of Management Studies.

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Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. Vol. 52, no 4, 506-530 p.
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fuzzy set analysis, imprinting theory, IPO firms, organizational capacity for change, strategic choice theory
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-29287DOI: 10.1111/joms.12121ISI: 000353954000003Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84928771338OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-29287DiVA: diva2:848413
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An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Strategic Management Society Meetings held in Miami, Florida in October 2011.

Available from: 2015-08-25 Created: 2015-08-25 Last updated: 2015-10-28Bibliographically approved

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