Imprinting, Institutional Logics, and Performance of Hybrid Organizations: The Case of Social Enterprises
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AbstractInstitutional logics perspective argues that organizations normatively commit to their prevailing logic(s), whilst
imprinting theory argues that organizations will be constrained by their founding conditions. We explore the combined
influence of these two perspectives on firm performance using a sample of 230 social enterprises (SEs) from China. The
results indicate social imprinting affects SE performance differentially. Further, social imprinting moderates the positive
effect of competitor orientation (proxy of business logic) and the negative effect of social orientation (proxy of charity
logic) on economic performance more so than on social performance. By connecting social imprinting to institutional
logics, this paper furthers our understanding of imprinting and suggests current institutions and founding conditions be
accounted for together in research of hybrid organizations.
Acceptance Date16/03/2017
All Author(s) ListXiao T, Au K., Dowejko M
Name of ConferenceAcademy of Management Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia.
Start Date of Conference04/08/2017
End Date of Conference08/08/2017
Place of ConferenceAtlanta, Georgia.
Country/Region of ConferenceUnited States of America
Year2017
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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