Entrepreneurs’ Responses to Illegitimate Institutional Pressures in Monterrey, Mexico

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    The mass media can play an important role in capturing the dynamic between social groups and the institutional environment. To investigate entrepreneurs' responses to the impact of organized crime and violence on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Monterrey, Mexico, a deductive Content Discourse Analysis (CDA) was developed. The sample was constructed by integrating international newspapers available in the database FACTIVA and Mexican newspapers from 2006 to 2012. The results made it possible to observe the dynamic between informal and formal institutions in the emergence of adaptation of SMEs' business model. The adaptations observed tend to respond to the change in the behavior of social groups in Monterrey, Mexico, as a consequence of organized crime and violence. This chapter explores this CDA.
    TitelHandbook of Research on Economic Growth and Technological Change in Latin America
    RedaktørerBryan Christiansen
    UdgivelsesstedHershey, PA
    ForlagIdea Group Publishing
    ISBN (Trykt)9781466662247
    ISBN (Elektronisk)9781466662254
    StatusUdgivet - 2014
    NavnAdvances in Finance, Accounting, and Economics (AFAE)