Institutions are vital for solving collective action problems and enabling functioning markets. Based on this notion, the institutional voids literature has offered a dynamic research agenda for international business scholarship. In this perspective article, we leverage work from political science, development economics, legal studies, and anthropology to: (a) expose hidden assumptions about institutional voids in the management literature; (b) propose new directions for research based on our revised assumptions; and (c) provide direction-specific theoretical constructs from other social sciences to stimulate theory-building and empirical inquiry into institutional voids. We develop a framework that identifies four revised assumptions about institutional voids research that we derive from current studies and elaborate on eight theoretical constructs from other social sciences that exemplify the revised assumptions and generate future research questions for international business scholars.
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Published in Journal of International Management, Volume 28, Issue 3, 2022, pages 100935-.
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b-nc-nd/4.0/).
Dieleman, M., Markus, S., Rajwani, T., & White, G. O. (2022). Revisiting Institutional Voids: Advancing the International Business Literature by Leveraging Social Sciences. Journal of International Management, 28(3), 100935. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2022.100935