When do firms prefer individual action to collective action in the pursuit of corporate political strategy? A new perspective on industry concentration

Mine Ozer, Seung Hyun Lee

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Abstract

In this study we advance the current research on corporate political strategy by examining how firms decide on their level of engagement in political action. This study proposes a contingency approach that identifies conditions in which firms prefer individual action to collective action in their pursuit of political strategy and introduces a framework that addresses this preference. Our results show that even in concentrated industries, a firm's preference of individual action over collective action varies when government contracts or research and development intensity are important considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4
JournalBusiness and Politics
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 11 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Collective action
  • Industry concentration
  • Political strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial relations
  • Political Science and International Relations

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