Peter Rodgers's research while affiliated with University of Southampton and other places

Publications (42)

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Purpose: Informal entrepreneurship is seen as a direct outcome of either the failure of formal institutions or the asymmetry between formal and informal institutions. These two viewpoints are so far debated as alternative theoretical explanations for the prevalence of informal entrepreneurship. In this paper, we offer a theoretically integrative ap...
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Technological change is a feature of contemporary life encompassing interactivity, collaboration and, above all, real-time content sharing and live streaming. The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new dynamics in relation to digitisation and technology usage. Within organisations, these changes have been swift and profound, leading to online meeting...
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Technological change is a feature of contemporary life encompassing interactivity, collaboration and, above all, real-time content sharing and livestreaming. The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new dynamics in relation to digitisation and technology usage. Within organizations, these changes have been swift and profound, leading to online meetings...
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This paper examines the conceptual development of RBV-KBV within an organizational ambidexterity framework and highlights how regional context, RBV-KBV, and firm dynamics inter-operate and co-create. Rather than viewing regional contexts as taken-as-given entities, it is important to see them as culturally, socially, and historically constructed an...
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This article explores the culture-regulations-gender triad in relation to SMEs’ performance. Using a firm-level panel dataset drawn from 27 countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia between 2005 and 2014, we show that women and men experience and respond differently to regulations. Women take regulations very seriously and as a resul...
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Within emerging markets, institutional conditions vary significantly at both the country and subnational levels. Although the extant literature recognises the types of risk faced by multinational enterprises (MNEs) in emerging markets, it has hitherto paid scarce attention to explaining how MNEs manage such risk at the subnational level. Reporting...
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Institutional settings in emerging markets are often plagued by state actors exploiting the vulnerability of resource-constrained small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Whilst we know a great deal about how large firms use non-market strategies (NMS) to navigate such institutional spaces, current knowledge of such strategies in connection with...
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This special issue assembles eight papers which provide insights into the working lives of early career to more senior academics, from several different countries. The first common theme which emerges is around the predominance of ‘targets’, enacting aspects of quantification and the ideal of perfect control and fabrication. The second theme is abo...
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This article builds on existing international business literature that examines the drivers of cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As) within emerging and developing economy contexts, theoretically exploring how dynamic capabilities (DCs) are connected to these drivers, and how African emerging multinational enterprises (EMNEs) can pursue them...
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Micro-foundational approaches can enable firms to develop organizational ambidexterity, which is critical to long-term prosperity. However, to date, few studies have examined how mergers and acquisitions (M&A)—processes reliant on knowledge transfer—provide a useful organizational context through which to understand the achievement of organizationa...
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Research has demonstrated that turnover rates among employees and executives in the acquired firm are much higher during an M&A event. Recent empirical and review articles on M&A have also shown that employee retention/turnover can best be understood by looking at psychological attributes and perceptions of M&As, thus drawing significant attention...
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Despite recent large flows of migrants to the UK, the gendered nature of how men and women experience migrant entrepreneurial journeys remains under-researched. This article contributes to debates within the field of entrepreneurship by exploring the lived experiences of transnational migrant entrepreneurs setting up enterprises in the UK. Reportin...
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Many organizational contexts have experienced radical changes resulting in work intensification. Whilst emergency services face evident 'macro-extreme' challenges (emergencies, major traumas) employees also experience parallel, everyday 'routine' in micro-settings. How such micro-episodes interact with macro-extreme dynamics remains under-explored...
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In this article, we examine the mechanisms of the corporate political activities of service multinational enterprises (SMNEs) operating in an emerging economy. Reporting the findings of qualitative interviews with key decision-makers in Ukraine, the article illuminates how SMNEs operating in turbulent institutional contexts can enact various corpor...
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Purpose – This paper examines the multi-faceted contexts, which influence the motives, decisions and actions, that underpin the mundane and lively entrepreneurial practice of migrant youth entrepreneurs within a developing economy context. Moreover, the paper explores the under-researched linkages between migration and informal entrepreneurship....
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to offer a conceptual interpretation of the role business families play in the institutional context of sub-Saharan Africa, characterised by voids within the formal institutional setting. Responding to calls to take a holistic perspective of the institutional environment, we develop a conceptual model, showcasin...
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Despite increased academic attention paid to migration flows in Europe, the gendered nature of transnational migrant entrepreneurial journeys within the context of a family business remains under‐researched. We address this gap by investigating how transnational spaces allow women to challenge dominant ideas about their roles, and to claim legitima...
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In this article, we offer insights into the critical role played by stakeholder relationships for female-owned high-technology firms in their pursuit of the legitimacy they need to acquire the resources that, in turn, will lead to sustainable innovation and firm growth. By reporting the findings drawn from interviews conducted with Russian female b...
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Whilst entrepreneurship has traditionally been seen as solely an economic pursuit, increasingly a complementary view has emerged, viewing entrepreneurship as a contextualised ‘social practice’—recognising how forms of entrepreneurship, taking place in everyday life, are situated in specific social contexts in which entrepreneurs are embedded. This...
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Despite increased academic attention paid to the influx of migrants from Eastern Europe to the UK, the gendered nature of migrant entrepreneurial journeys within the family business context remains under-researched. We aim to address this gap by investigating how transnational spaces enable women to challenge the dominant ideas about their roles, a...
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Purpose This paper examines the relevance of academic research in business and management studies stream to various stakeholders. Stakeholder theory is used to examine the influence of research on various key beneficiaries and investigate the link between the domain of research and locus of impact. Design/methodology/approach Research Excellence...
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This article, presenting qualitative accounts of Ukrainian business owners, highlights how migrants engage in false self-employment in the UK. Their experiences problematise notions of legality and binary depictions of migrant workers as ‘victims or villains’, demonstrating that migrants see their illegal status as a transient stage before gaining...
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In this article, we contribute to debates on how social networks sustain migrants' entrepreneurial activities. By reporting on 31 interviews with Eastern European migrants in the UK, we provide a critical lens on the tendency to assume that migrants have ready-made social networks in the host country embedded in co-ethnic communities. We extend thi...
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This article extends the understanding of R&D offshoring with a particular micro-level focus on the determinants of location choice decisions for R&D activities at the project level. Using multinomial logistic regression, supplemented with PLS modeling, the article adopts an innovative R&D project-level approach to examine the key determinants of t...
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Undeclared work is socially accepted and widely practiced in Bulgaria. The undeclared economy is estimated at roughly a third of GDP. Nearly one in ten people do some undeclared work. Undeclared work is motivated primarily by lack of trust between the people and the authorities. It involves mostly people who voluntarily exit the declared economy bu...
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Undeclared work is socially accepted and widely practiced in Bulgaria, Croatia, and the FYR of Macedonia. More than 1 in 5 adults in these countries acknowledge that they have bought goods and services on the undeclared economy in the prior year. More than 1 in 12 report that they have undertaken undeclared work, and more than 1 in 10 declared empl...
Technical Report
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Undeclared work is socially accepted and widely practiced in Bulgaria, Croatia, and the FYR of Macedonia. More than 1 in 5 adults in these countries acknowledge that they have bought goods and services on the undeclared economy in the prior year. More than 1 in 12 report that they have undertaken undeclared work, and more than 1 in 10 declared empl...
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KEY POINTS  Undeclared work has deep roots in Croatia. One in eleven declare to have done some fully undeclared work. Six out of ten though believe at least 20% of their compatriots violate tax and labour laws.  The perception of the widespread nature of undeclared work and the lack of trust in formal institutions seem to be the main incentives f...
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KEY POINTS  Undeclared work has deep roots in FYR of Macedonia. 1 in 16 adults and 1 in 8 of the employed engage in undeclared work. The use of informal connections to circumvent formal institutions is practiced by 35% of Macedonians.  Formal institutions in the country are underdeveloped. Unemployment also remains unusually high compared with t...
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KEY POINTS  Undeclared work is socially accepted and widely practiced in Bulgaria. The undeclared economy is estimated at roughly a third of GDP. Nearly one in ten people do some undeclared work.  Undeclared work is motivated primarily by lack of trust between the people and the authorities. It involves mostly people who voluntarily exit the decl...
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Undeclared work has deep roots in Croatia. One in eleven declare to have done some fully undeclared work. Six out of ten though believe at least 20% of their compatriots violate tax and labour laws. The perception of the widespread nature of undeclared work and the lack of trust in formal institutions seem to be the main incentives for people to en...
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Undeclared work has deep roots in FYR of Macedonia. 1 in 16 adults and 1 in 8 of the employed engage in undeclared work. The use of informal connections to circumvent formal institutions is practiced by 35% of Macedonians. Formal institutions in the country are underdeveloped. Unemployment also remains unusually high compared with the EU average. T...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the role that different collaborative entry modes play in how international new ventures (INVs) expand into international markets. Design/methodology/approach The paper’s arguments are based on the INVs and social network literatures. In order to investigate the entry modes adopted by British and I...
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This paper critically evaluates competing explanations for the participation of ethnic minority groups in informal employment. These interpret their participation either through a structuralist lens arising out of “exclusion” from formal employment or through a neo-liberal and/or post-structuralist lens driven by voluntary “exit” from formal instit...

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... Although the initial months of the pandemic may have brought about higher needs related to keeping safe, as the pandemic waged, individual needs may have shifted towards adapting and living with the pandemic. These may include adjusting to ongoing changes as related to the pandemic health guidelines via situational needs (e.g., Cheng et al., 2021), as well as seeking ways to continue one's professional development and life trajectories despite setbacks caused by the pandemic via actualization needs (e.g., Moore et al., 2022). Of note, CPPs who reported placing the most value on family-focused pandemic-related behaviors were also less likely to report signs of distress, even though the actual practice of such behaviors did not significantly predict distress. ...
... In addition, given the significant sub-national institutional variations found across emerging markets, IB scholars could examine the value creation and capture of digital firms across different regions (cf. Onuklu et al., 2021;Röell et al., 2022). ...
... Prior to that year, computers were mostly used as technical aids, while the process of developing computer application systems was rarely used to solve problems related to management and finance. This SDLC stage needs attention from every organization that develops information systems (Chang et al., 2022;Kraus et al., 2022). Ignoring some parts of the information system life cycle will lead to crucial problems, such as system failure and even user-designed information systems are rejected. ...
... Such findings have largely been mirrored in Poland, despite presenting a semi-periphery context. Here, research has centred around Ukrainian (Andrejuk, 2018(Andrejuk, , 2019Borkowski et al., 2021), Vietnamese (Brzozowska and Postula, 2014;Andrejuk, 2016;Brzozowska and Glinka, 2019;Tien, 2019Tien, , 2021, Chinese (Andrejuk and Oleksiyenko, 2018;Brzozowska, 2018;Bashko, 2021) and Middle-Eastern (Zubair and Brzozowski, 2018;Brzozowski, 2018) migration to Poland. Within such contexts, whereby the migrants are in general still moving to an economically more developed country, researchers have shown how migrants can be disadvantaged and blocked from the mainstream job market (Andrejuk, 2016;Borkowski et al., 2021), constitute a source of affordable labour and products (Andrejuk, 2016). ...
... This is particularly relevant in the case of SMEs originating from emerging markets (ESMEs) that experience institutional and financial challenges in domestic markets (Pereira et al., 2022;Sun et al., 2021). In emerging markets, especially Pakistan, institutional environment creates institutional hindrances and limits opportunities for ESMEs in domestic markets who escape venturing abroad for possible alternatives (Rodgers et al., 2021;Samiee & Chirapanda, 2019). ...
... The interconnectedness between family and migrant entrepreneurship was acknowledged in the academic literature early on (Sanders and Nee, 1996;Dana, 1995;Portes and Sensenbrenner, 1993). Family is significantly present in both migration and subsequent entrepreneurial endeavours Dabi c et al., 2020;Dana et al., 2020;Vershinina and Rodgers, 2020;Ram et al., 2017). As a global phenomenon, migration is related to the movements of individuals and families. ...
... In this book, the authors develop new knowledge from the perspective of university members in contributing to and shaping the entrepreneurial univer-sity. Highlighting the individuals and their agency, as well as the possibility of multiple narratives that coexist in and across the universities, opens up the possibility for resistance against a single unified understanding and opens up alternatives for depicting the entrepreneurial university (Berglund et al., 2021;Jones et al., 2020). ...
... Thirdly, there are calls for more research, especially within developing countries paying specific attention to SE research (Degbey et al., 2021;Guidice et al., 2019). Again, many of the studies around SEs are descriptive in the form of a case study, while limited empirical studies exist Murote kang'ethe, 2021, 2020). ...
... As a result of the research conducted in the literature, it has been observed that similar studies (Katou et al., 2020;Hughes et al., 2020;Yılmaz & Yıldırım, 2018;Cingöz & Akdoğan, 2015;Anthoine et al., 2014;Lubatkin et al., 2006) have been conducted in both national and foreign literature. However, Turkey's Southeast, particularly in TRC1 (Gaziantep, Adıyaman, Kilis), did not reveal a similar survey. ...
... In this sense, organisations tend to focus on workers' voluntary resignations as these lead to losses and associated costs stemming from the departure of skilled workers in whom organisations had invested and that still chose to leave due to better working conditions found elsewhere [10]. ...