Asia Pacific Journal of Management

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 251–267

Towards an Institution-Based View of Business Strategy

  • Mike W. Peng

DOI: 10.1023/A:1016291702714

Cite this article as:
Peng, M.W. Asia Pacific Journal of Management (2002) 19: 251. doi:10.1023/A:1016291702714


This article focuses on a key question: Why do strategies of firms from different countries differ? Drawing from recent research on business strategies in Asian organizations, this article outlines the emergence of an institution-based view of business strategy which sheds light on why firms differ, reviews four streams of research in a broad range of countries, and critiques and extends some of the current work by suggesting a number of future research directions.

institutionbusiness strategyAsia

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mike W. Peng
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  1. 1.Fisher College of BusinessThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA