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Regulator Vulnerabilities to Political Pressure and Political Tie Intensity: The Moderating Effects of Regulatory and Political Distance

White, George and Boddewyn, Jean and Rajwani, Tazeeb and Hemphill, Thomas (2018) 'Regulator Vulnerabilities to Political Pressure and Political Tie Intensity: The Moderating Effects of Regulatory and Political Distance.' Management International Review. ISSN 0938-8249

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Abstract

This study applies the institution-based view and neo-institutional theory in addressing how managerial perceptions of regulator vulnerabilities to political pressure, and institutional distance, influence intensification of political ties. Our analysis of 181 wholly owned foreign subsidiary (WOFSs) operating in the Philippines suggests that managerial perceptions of regulator vulnerability to political pressures positively enhance the intensification of political ties. Our results also reveal that regulatory distance and, more importantly, the simultaneous presence of political and regulatory distance diminish the positive relationship between managerial perceptions of regulator vulnerability to political pressures and a WOFS’s propensity to enhance the intensification of political ties. Managerial implications and future research directions are discussed

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Political ties, Corporate Political Activity, Nonmarket Strategy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2018 15:26
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2019 01:00
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/22978

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