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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Abstract

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.
Pages159-180
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781781907788
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameResearch in the Sociology of Organizations
Volume38
ISSN (Print)0733-558X

Keywords

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

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