Research Notes and Commentaries
The impact of current and founding institutions on strength of competitive aspirations in transition economies
Article first published online: 6 DEC 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Strategic Management Journal
Volume 33, Issue 4, pages 448–458, April 2012
How to Cite
Shinkle, G. A. and Kriauciunas, A. P. (2012), The impact of current and founding institutions on strength of competitive aspirations in transition economies. Strat. Mgmt. J., 33: 448–458. doi: 10.1002/smj.1946
- Issue published online: 3 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 6 DEC 2011
- Accepted manuscript online: 18 NOV 2011 03:43PM EST
- Manuscript Revised: 16 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Received: 3 NOV 2009
- transition economies;
Northian institutional theory argues that firms adapt to their current institutional environments. Organizational imprinting theory argues that firms will be constrained by their founding institutional environments. We explore the combined influence of these two institutional environments on the strength of competitive aspirations using a unique dataset of firms in the shifted institutional environment of Central European transition economies. Our results indicate founding institutional environments temper adaptation to current institutional environments for certain competitive aspirations and this effect increases as the size of the shift between current and founding institutional environments increases. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.