Institutional duality incidence on subsidiaries: configuration, differentiation and avoidance strategies
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Design/methodology/approach – Using a systematic literature review, the authors build on institutional theories by analyzing the ID literature along its structure, main processes and outcomes. The authors configure frameworks of both HQ control systems and host countries’ institutional threats, showing how subsidiaries contingently navigate across them using configuration, differentiation and avoidance strategies.
Findings – The authors’ findings show that “foresighted” subsidiaries attain operational legitimacy through configuration, differentiation and avoidance of threats incidental to ID, by strategizing along certain formal and informal institutional variables including legal, sociocultural and technical factors.
Originality/value – The authors propose “structural configuration of ID incidence” and “subsidiary path to legitimacy” frameworks. The former configures how the interaction between HQ and host countries’ variables constitute ID incidence threats. The latter highlights how “foresighted” subsidiaries use configuration, differentiation and avoidance strategies to attain operational legitimacy.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of Organizational Change Management|
|Early online date||15 Oct 2020|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2020|
Rights statement: Ahworegba, A. H., Estay, C. and Garri, M. (2020), "Institutional duality incidence on subsidiaries: configuration, differentiation and avoidance strategies", Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 33 No. 7, pp. 1499-1511. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-02-2020-0040. Copyright © 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
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