Marshalling embedded routines in support of firm creation: how institutional contexts matter

Poul Houman Andersen, Jesper Norus

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Abstract

The paper has a dual purpose. First, we suggest that entrepreneurs in their establishment of new businesses draw on a range of pre-existing socially embedded routines for creating acceptance by their environment. Also they draw upon external resources that are used in patterning specific practices. This ability is treated as entrepreneurial assets. Secondly, we argue that the existence and patterning of these socially embedded routines used in new business development are contingent on the institutional context. We see the institutional context as complex and fragmented, composed and shaped by different institutional domains: the normative, the cognitive and the regulatory domain.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
Number of pages41
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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