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Title: WHEN TO ASK THE TIGER FOR ITS SKIN: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONAL RESOURCES AND IT ENTREPRENEURIAL FIRM PERFORMANCE IN EMERGING ECONOMIES
Authors: CHEN JIN
Keywords: Political institutional resources, IT entrepreneurial firm, Emerging economies
Issue Date: 11-Apr-2012
Source: CHEN JIN (2012-04-11). WHEN TO ASK THE TIGER FOR ITS SKIN: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONAL RESOURCES AND IT ENTREPRENEURIAL FIRM PERFORMANCE IN EMERGING ECONOMIES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In emerging economies, political institutions (i.e., government and its agencies), act as a major force in defining and mobilizing resources. IT entrepreneurial firms endeavor to obtain resources from political institutions, named as political institutional resources (PIRs), to overcome insurmountable handicap of resource deficiency. However, how PIRs matter remains unclear. Acknowledging this gap, this thesis first develops a theoretical typology of PIRs and explores different effects of various PIRs on IT entrepreneurial firm performance. A following empirical study chooses one particular type of PIRs (regulative PIRs manifested in government subsidy), compares the distinct effects of two sub-types of it (i.e., directive subsidy vs. associative subsidy), and tests their contingent effects on IT entrepreneurial firms¿ IPO success. This thesis contributes to the institution-based view by developing a contextualized theory of PIRs, and contributes to the nascent literature on political capital in emerging economies by revealing the paradox of PIRs.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/34497
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