Institutional intermediaries as legitimizing agents for social enterprise in China and India

Kerlin, J. A., Lall, S. A. , Peng, S. and Cui, T. S. (2021) Institutional intermediaries as legitimizing agents for social enterprise in China and India. Public Management Review, 23(5), pp. 731-753. (doi: 10.1080/14719037.2020.1865441)

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This study conducts a comparative analysis of social enterprise intermediaries in China and India to better understand how they legitimize social enterprises in new settings. To address theoretical weakness in this sphere, it combines several institutional theories to capture disruptions created by institutional innovation and also legitimizing processes. Drawing on data collected from surveys, interviews, and websites in each country, it finds that intermediaries mitigate negative and leverage positive influences of external institutions though their strategies vary due to country differences in institutional pressures. This information is key to building intermediaries’ capacity to institutionalize social enterprises as new institutional actors.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lall, Dr Saurabh
Authors: Kerlin, J. A., Lall, S. A., Peng, S., and Cui, T. S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Public Management Review
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1471-9045
Published Online:12 January 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
First Published:First published in Public Management Review 23(5):731-753
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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