Corporate governance and configuration research: The case of foreign IPOS listing in London

R. Greg Bell, Ruth V. Aguilera, Igor Filatotchev

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Corporate governance research based on agency theory has been criticized for being "under-contextualized," and for evaluating various governance practices independently. To address both criticisms, we take a configurational approach and show how firm-level governance practices interact with informational asymmetries associated with a firm's industry. By examining foreign Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) that have chosen to list on London stock exchanges, we demonstrate that an assessment of the firm-level corporate governance configurations is incomplete without taking into account the firm's industry affiliation. Our use of fs/QCA underscores the possibilities configurational approaches have in advancing theories of corporate governance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConfigurational Theory and Methods in Organizational Research
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781781907788
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameResearch in the Sociology of Organizations
ISSN (Print)0733-558X


  • Comparative corporate governance
  • Foreign IPO
  • Fuzzy-set methods


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