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Title: Legacy of the State: Prior Shared Experience and Survival of Spin-Offs From Restructured State Enterprises
Authors: Suhomlinova, O
Okhmatovskiy, I
Tihanyi, L
First Published: 2-Nov-2018
Publisher: SAGE Publications for Southern Management Association
Citation: Journal of Management
Abstract: Many organizations, especially in emerging economies, trace their origins to restructured state enterprises, and this study explores the implications of such origins for organizational adaptation to changing environmental conditions. We compare the activity choices and survival chances of spin-offs from restructured state enterprises with those of de novo organizations. We argue that prior shared experience of spin-offs’ managers and employees facilitates the redeployment of routines developed in parent state enterprises. This should predispose spin-offs to pursue familiar activities, but this choice is not completely predetermined, and its survival implications depend on the environmental conditions. Our empirical findings suggest that spinoffs from restructured state enterprises are less likely to engage in new activities than de novo organizations. However, those restructuring spin-offs that do engage in new activities before the regulatory regime shift significantly improve their survival chances after the shift. Moreover, we find that the detrimental effect of the regulatory regime shift and the beneficial effect of engaging in new activities are stronger for spin-offs from restructured state enterprises than for de novo organizations.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0149206318808601
ISSN: 0149-2063
eISSN: 1557-1211
Links: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0149206318808601
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/43258
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2018, The Authors. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (http://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved)
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