Buffering and enabling: The impact of interlocking political ties on firm survival and sales growth
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, pp. 1615-1636, 2015.
Several studies suggest that political ties help firms survive or perform but do not examine the boundary conditions concerning which types of firms and which type of ties help firms. We draw from resource dependence and resource-based theories to argue that political ties can improve both firm survival (labeled buffering) and performance...More
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