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Title: Multinationals’ political activity for institutional change: evidence from Spain during the international crisis of 2008
Authors: García Cabrera, Antonia Mercedes 
Durán-Herrera, Juan J.
Suárez Ortega, Sonia María 
UNESCO Clasification: 5311 Organización y dirección de empresas
Keywords: Institutional theory
Institutional change
Institutional entrepreneurship
Multinational enterprises
MNE, et al
Issue Date: 2019
Journal: European Management Journal 
Abstract: International crises generate uncoupling between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and the institutional environment. In these settings, industry associations of MNEs have an incentive to engage in institutional change by taking a role as institutional entrepreneurs in order to generate change within the existing, unsuitable institutions. However, MNEs can also try to avoid such institutions or try to adapt to them. Because the antecedents and outcomes of these three forms of engagement in institutional change (institutional avoidance, adaptation, and entrepreneurship) have been scarcely studied in Europe, this reflection examines the case of Spain during the international crisis and analyses the coordinated action of MNEs through their associations in seven industries. The discussion of 30 pieces of evidence regarding the engagement in institutional change in Spain suggests a model that proposes relevant antecedents of different forms of engagement and the expected outcomes resulting from the chosen forms, among them: co-evolution and co-involution.
ISSN: 0263-2373
DOI: 10.1016/j.emj.2019.02.001
Source: European Management Journal [ISSN 0263-2373],v. 37 (5), p. 541-551
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