An Evaluation Of An Aspect Of Organizational Imprinting

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Research The first section of this paper explores five studies; each study considers an aspect of organizational imprinting; a brief description of each study as well as an evaluation of the study is provided. The next section of this paper provides a literature review, based on the five studies reviewed, concerning what is known and not know about organizational imprinting. The final section of this paper provides a potential consideration for research. Imprinting and Initial Public Offering Firms Judge et al. (2015) conducted a study in an attempt to answer five questions concerning the effect of organizational imprinting with regard to initial public offerings (IPO). Judge et al. (2015) asserted the IPO is a milestone event in…show more content…
511-514). These propositions were used to (a) study IPOs in multiple developed and developing economies, (b) study theory-based predictors for change in IPO firms, and (c) employ fuzzy set analysis to examine interdependence between multi-level predictors (Judge et al., 2015). Judge et al. (2015) invited IPO firms from 18 countries to participate; the study considered 35 IPO firms in 15 economies; data was collected to study the causal conditions. The data collected was analyzed using fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) as an instrument to assess the causal relationship between the conditions prior to the IPO and the degree of success of the firm after the IPO; Judge et al. (2015) contended this approach was also appropriate for the sample size. The dependent variable for this study was organizational capacity for change (OCC); the independent variables employed were (a) industry stage of development, (b) national uncertainty avoidance, (c) founder CEO presence, (d) organizational financial slack, and (e) top management team (TMT) trust (Judge et al., 2015). As a method to minimize threat to validity, fsQCA requires variables that are not binary dummies to be calibrated by converting raw data to membership scores (Judge et al., 2015). The findings for the study conducted by Judge et al. (2015) suggested three designs that appear
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