Aligning to disadvantage: How corporate political activity and strategic homophily create path dependence in the firm

  title={Aligning to disadvantage: How corporate political activity and strategic homophily create path dependence in the firm},
  author={Andrew Perchard and Niall G. MacKenzie},
  journal={Human Relations},
  pages={978 - 1006}
To what extent should firms get close to government for competitive advantage? What happens if they get too close? In this article we explore how corporate political activity inculcated strategic homophily in leading UK aluminium producer, the British Aluminium Company Ltd, resulting in its path dependence and eventual lock-in. The article makes three main contributions: a longitudinal study of corporate political activity and strategic homophily revealing their organizational manifestations… 

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