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Institutional Capital: Competitive Advantage In Light Of The N Ew Institutionalism In Organization Theory

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  • Rudi K. F. Bresser
  • Klemens Millonig
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    Neoinstitutional organization theory contains an important message for strategic management: A firm’s existence and competitive advantage is strongly affected by its institutional environment. However, the strategic management literature disregards the role of the institutional environment when modeling competitive advantage. This paper develops an integrative model of competitive advantage that draws on prevailing concepts in strategic management and neoinstitutional theory. The model distinguishes three types of institutional capital: cognitive, normative, and regulative capital. The implications for generating and managing institutional capital are discussed.

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    Article provided by LMU Munich School of Management in its journal Schmalenbach Business Review.

    Volume (Year): 55 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 3 (July)
    Pages: 220–241

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    Handle: RePEc:sbr:abstra:v:55:y:2003:i:3:p:220-241

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    Keywords: Competitive Advantage; Institutional Capital; Neoinstitutional Organization Theory; Strategic Management;

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    1. Kshetri, Nir & Ajami, Riad, 2008. "Institutional reforms in the Gulf Cooperation Council economies: A conceptual framework," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 14(3), pages 300-318, September.
    2. Albers, Sascha & Heuermann, Caroline, 2012. "Competitive dynamics across industries: An analysis of inter-industry competition in German passenger transportation," Working Paper Series 109, University of Cologne, Department of Business Policy and Logistics.
    3. Dieter Sadowski & Oliver Ludewig, 2003. "Organisational Capital: The Power of an Economic Metaphor: Organisational Capital in German Establishments," IAAEG Discussion Papers until 2011 200302, Institute of Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU).
    4. Kshetri, Nir & Dholakia, Nikhilesh, 2009. "Professional and trade associations in a nascent and formative sector of a developing economy: A case study of the NASSCOM effect on the Indian offshoring industry," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 15(2), pages 225-239, June.

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