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Shifting logics: Limitations on the journey from 'state' to 'market' logic in UK higher education (2017)
Journal Article
Alexander, E., Phillips, W., & Kapletia, D. (2017). Shifting logics: Limitations on the journey from 'state' to 'market' logic in UK higher education. Policy and Politics, 46(4), 551-569. https://doi.org/10.1332/030557317X15052077338233

© Policy Press 2018. Our study of UK higher education institutions (HEIs) offers insights into the role of institutional logics in the adoption of organisational practices - specifically outsourcing. We identify two logics prevalent within HEIs: a pu... Read More about Shifting logics: Limitations on the journey from 'state' to 'market' logic in UK higher education.

Going it alone won’t work! The relational imperative for social innovation in social enterprises (2017)
Journal Article
Phillips, W., Alexander, E., & Lee, H. (2019). Going it alone won’t work! The relational imperative for social innovation in social enterprises. Journal of Business Ethics, 156(2), 315-331. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-017-3608-1

Shifts in the philosophy of the “state” and a growing emphasis on the “Big Society” have placed an increasing onus on a newly emerging organizational form, social enterprises, to deliver innovative solutions to ease societal issues. However, the ques... Read More about Going it alone won’t work! The relational imperative for social innovation in social enterprises.

Organizing practices of university, industry and government that facilitate (or impede) the transition to a hybrid triple helix model of innovation (2015)
Journal Article
Sarpong, D., AbdRazak, A., Alexander, E., & Meissner, D. (2017). Organizing practices of university, industry and government that facilitate (or impede) the transition to a hybrid triple helix model of innovation. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 123, 142-152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2015.11.032

© 2015 Elsevier Inc. Drawing on the contemporary turn to discursive practices we examine how the organizing practices of industry, university and government facilitate (or impede) developing countries transition to a hybrid triple helix model of inno... Read More about Organizing practices of university, industry and government that facilitate (or impede) the transition to a hybrid triple helix model of innovation.

Institutional logics and interorganizational learning in technological arenas: Evidence from standard-setting organizations in the mobile handset industry (2014)
Journal Article
Alexander, E. A., Vasudeva, G., Alexander, E., & Jones, S. L. (2015). Institutional logics and interorganizational learning in technological arenas: Evidence from standard-setting organizations in the mobile handset industry. Organization Science, 26(3), 830-846. https://doi.org/10.1287/orsc.2014.0940

© 2015, INFORMS. Conceptualizing standard-setting organizations (SSOs) as technological arenas within which firms from different countries interact and learn, we offer insights into the interplay between firms' institutional logics and their interorg... Read More about Institutional logics and interorganizational learning in technological arenas: Evidence from standard-setting organizations in the mobile handset industry.

Faith and Fair Trade: The Moderating Role of Contextual Religious Salience (2014)
Journal Article
Alexander, E. A., Salvador, R. O., Merchant, A., & Alexander, E. (2014). Faith and Fair Trade: The Moderating Role of Contextual Religious Salience. Journal of Business Ethics, 121(3), 353-371. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-013-1728-9

Normative and historical arguments support the idea that religion potentially shapes decisions to support fair trade products. That said, the question of how religion influences organizational decision-makers to purchase fair trade products in a busi... Read More about Faith and Fair Trade: The Moderating Role of Contextual Religious Salience.

Whither our future global managers? The moderating effect of organization context on ethical intent in international business (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Alexander, E. A. (2013, September). Whither our future global managers? The moderating effect of organization context on ethical intent in international business. Paper presented at The 33rd Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, September 28 - October 1, 2013

This paper examines how proximal versus distal effects in an organization setting prevail as moderating influences on ethical judgments and intentions. The paper proposes three dimensions of ethical decision-making in international business (moral eq... Read More about Whither our future global managers? The moderating effect of organization context on ethical intent in international business.

Decision comprehensiveness and team performance: The moderating role of perceived similarity (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Salvador, R. O., Alexander, E. A., & Bhappu, A. (2013, July). Decision comprehensiveness and team performance: The moderating role of perceived similarity. Paper presented at Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association

Decision comprehensiveness is the extent to which members of a team systematically gather quantities of information and consider these in the process of making decisions (Frederickson & Mitchell, 1984). Empirical research indicates that under certain... Read More about Decision comprehensiveness and team performance: The moderating role of perceived similarity.

Institutional imprinting effects for standard-setting participation and innovation outcomes in the mobile handset industry (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Vasudeva, G., Alexander, E. A., & Jones, S. (2012, October). Institutional imprinting effects for standard-setting participation and innovation outcomes in the mobile handset industry. Paper presented at Strategic Management Society

We apply perspectives from institutional theory to understand firms’ participation in standard setting organizations and the effectiveness of these standard setting organizations in terms of the innovation outcome for focal firms. In particular, we a... Read More about Institutional imprinting effects for standard-setting participation and innovation outcomes in the mobile handset industry.

The Effects of Legal, Normative, and Cultural-Cognitive Institutions on Innovation in Technology Alliances (2012)
Journal Article
Alexander, E. A. (2012). The Effects of Legal, Normative, and Cultural-Cognitive Institutions on Innovation in Technology Alliances. Management International Review, 52(6), 791-815. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11575-011-0123-y

•Adopting an institutional lens, this paper examines the interaction between different levels of legal, normative and cultural-cognitive institutions on the level of innovation associated with the choice of alliance governance mechanism as equity or... Read More about The Effects of Legal, Normative, and Cultural-Cognitive Institutions on Innovation in Technology Alliances.

The impact of national institutional context on social practices: Comparing Finnish and US business communities (2010)
Journal Article
Neill, S., Purdy, J. M., Alexander, E. A., Purdy, J., & Neil, S. (2010). The impact of national institutional context on social practices: Comparing Finnish and US business communities. European Journal of International Management, 4(3), 234-256. https://doi.org/10.1504/EJIM.2010.033002

This paper investigates the impact of national institutional contexts on firms' socially responsible practices, the motives for such practices and methods of organising social practices. Surveys of firms in a liberal market economy (USA) and those in... Read More about The impact of national institutional context on social practices: Comparing Finnish and US business communities.

The effect of legal environment on innovation performance of external knowledge strategies (2008)
Presentation / Conference
Alexander, E. (2008, August). The effect of legal environment on innovation performance of external knowledge strategies. Paper presented at Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management

This study addresses how institutional differences across countries matter to firms by asking whether there is a best fit of collaborative strategy to improve firms’ innovation performance in a given institutional milieu: the legal institutional envi... Read More about The effect of legal environment on innovation performance of external knowledge strategies.