Institutional theory in international business studies: the period of 1990–2018

Şahin K., Mert K.

International Journal of Organizational Analysis, vol.30, 2022 (ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Organizational Analysis
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, ABI/INFORM, INSPEC, Psycinfo
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to evaluate different strands of institutional theory within the internationalization process of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in developed and emerging economies. In the light of this purpose, the authors try to fill the gap in the literature through analysing the main institutional theories: neo-institutionalism, new institutional economics, comparative capitalism and the institution-based view. Therefore, the main concern is to determine the distribution of different strands of institutional theory in its subfields in this study.