Management of the political imperative in international business

Peter Smith Ring, Stefanie Ann Lenway, Michele Govekar

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In this paper we develop a framework for analyzing the political imperative. We argue that the effects of the political imperative on the firm will be a function of industry structure. Strategies that management employs in coping with the political imperative are a function of its impact on the firm and the firm's strategic predisposition. We also speculate on why strategic predisposition may lead firms to employ strategies that are not responsive to the demands of the political imperative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-151
Number of pages11
JournalStrategic Management Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1990


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