To Conform or To Perform? Mimetic Behaviour, Legitimacy-Based Groups and Performance Consequences*

@inproceedings{Barreto2006ToCO,
  title={To Conform or To Perform? Mimetic Behaviour, Legitimacy-Based Groups and Performance Consequences*},
  author={Il{\'i}dio Barreto and Charles Baden-Fuller},
  year={2006}
}
The study of interorganizational imitation has been an important strand in the recent literature on institutional theory. This paper offers new insights for our understanding of mimetic isomorphism and its reliance on legitimacy: we suggest that legitimacy-based reference groups guide firms in their mimetic behaviour, that firms undertake imitation even against their own ex ante information, and that legitimacy-based imitation contributes negatively to firms' profitability. We examine… CONTINUE READING

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