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dc.contributor.authorYou, Kevin
dc.contributor.authorGuzman, Gustavo
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-12T00:09:47Z
dc.date.available2020-03-12T00:09:47Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0034-6764
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00346764.2019.1607893
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/392236
dc.description.abstractThis study seeks to better understand the way, in which business interest associations in a developing country address issues associated with the plurality of logics and interest among their members. The dilemma that business associations face, when it comes to representing the various interests of their constituents under a single banner, is adequately documented. But there is a gap in empirical literature on the way that associations successfully address this dilemma from the top down, especially in a developing country like Sri Lanka. We present a case study of the four most prominent peak national business associations in Sri Lanka – and their attempts at reconciling the diverse voices and interests of their members. We find that insights from contemporary institutional logics literature are particularly helpful in explaining the strategic and structural means, by which Sri Lankan business associations address the issue of presenting a united front for the very diverse groups of firms and industries that make up their membership. Specifically, our observation shows that Sri Lanka’s peak business associations respond to the diverse, and at times competing, interests of their members in ways that are consistent with Kraatz and Block’s characterisation of organisational responses to institutional complexity, namely through: elimination/marginalisation, mediation, compartmentalisation and detachment.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom469
dc.relation.ispartofpageto492
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalReview of Social Economy
dc.relation.ispartofvolume77
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1499
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsEconomics
dc.subject.keywordsBusiness & Economics
dc.subject.keywordsBusiness associations
dc.subject.keywordsinterest groups
dc.titleManaging institutional complexity through strategy and structure: the experience of Sri Lanka?s peak business interest associations
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationYou, K; Guzman, G, Managing institutional complexity through strategy and structure: the experience of Sri Lanka?s peak business interest associations, Review of Social Economy, 2019, 77 (4), pp. 469-492
dc.date.updated2020-03-09T23:10:29Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyrightThis is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Review of Social Economy, Volume 77, 2019 - Issue 4, Pages 469-492, 21 May 2019, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/00346764.2019.1607893
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gro.griffith.authorYou, Kevin
gro.griffith.authorGuzman, Gustavo A.


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