The institutional environment is composed of regulations, customs and taken-for-granted norms prevalent in states, societies, professions and organizations, which impinge upon and shape organizational behaviour and outcomes. In early work in the field, the institutional environment was portrayed as an exogenous force that shaped and constrained organizational actions and policies. More recently, however, researchers have suggested that organizations can take steps to shape the institutional environment in which they are embedded. Here, we provide a brief summary of research on the institutional environment and discuss how it affects and can be affected by organizational actions.
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Swaminathan, A., Wade, J.B. (2016). Institutional Environment. In: Augier, M., Teece, D. (eds) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-94848-2_608-1
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