The Use of logics in a transitional economy

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2017

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African Academy of Management

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Conference

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Yes

Abstract

Using the dual concepts of ‘dominant logic’ and institutional logics, this paper examines how senior managers in the context of transition economy navigate between the competing logics of state- dependency and market-dependency when seeking to explain their firms’ business strategies. By comparing accounts in matched-paired case studies drawn from state versus private sectors, the study reveals how top teams develop shared dominant logics which are patterned in a manner which reveals that the degree of state-dependency was the critical variable and that market was a subsidiary variable. Further, the study found that it was the top teams in the state-owned firm which articulated the more confident, proactive expansionary plans, while the top managers in the private sector firm presented more cautious and incremental business strategies. Contextual conditions are described which help account for these contrasting patterns

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Business strategy, dominant logics, institutional logics, Ethiopia, transitional economy

Citation

Woldesenbet, K. (2018) The use of logics in a transitional economy. the paper accepted for presentation at 4th Biennial Conference of the Africa Academy of Management, 3rd- 6th January 2018, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Institute for Applied Economics and Social Value (IAESV)
Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)