To what extent do organizations respond favorably to minority participation—that is, conform to demands from minority resource suppliers that hold an unconventional logic? A favorable response to minority participation (i.e., “alternative conformity”) helps decrease the influence of dominant players, alter the resource suppliers’ social structure, and promote new logics, which makes alternative conformity a “soft control strategy” for organizations. We expect a positive relationship between minority participation and alternative conformity and expect that relationship to be attenuated by organizations’ adherence to a dominant logic, the centrality of minority logic holders, and a minority logic’s institutional credit. We test and find strong support for our hypotheses using original data on investment funds in the French film industry (1994–2008).

Jules or Jim: Alternative Conformity to Minority Logics

JOURDAN, JULIEN GUILLAUME
2012

Abstract

To what extent do organizations respond favorably to minority participation—that is, conform to demands from minority resource suppliers that hold an unconventional logic? A favorable response to minority participation (i.e., “alternative conformity”) helps decrease the influence of dominant players, alter the resource suppliers’ social structure, and promote new logics, which makes alternative conformity a “soft control strategy” for organizations. We expect a positive relationship between minority participation and alternative conformity and expect that relationship to be attenuated by organizations’ adherence to a dominant logic, the centrality of minority logic holders, and a minority logic’s institutional credit. We test and find strong support for our hypotheses using original data on investment funds in the French film industry (1994–2008).
2012
R., Durand; Jourdan, JULIEN GUILLAUME
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