Competing institutional logics in Soviet industrial location policy
Nykänen, N. (2019). Competing institutional logics in Soviet industrial location policy. Eurasian Geography and Economics, 59(4), 314-339. https://doi.org/10.1080/15387216.2019.1581631
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The Soviet legacy has been widely demonstrated to have had negative impacts on the regional and economic development of Russia. This article studies the mechanisms of competing institutional logics in Soviet industrial location policies as a source of this adverse heritage. The results indicate that prolonged competition between three institutional logics complicated the adoption and practice of consistent industrial location strategies and contributed to structural problems in economic geography. An analysis of Soviet institutional logics demonstrates parallel forms of competition and coexistence with findings from other institutional environments, paving the way for a broader theoretical analysis of Soviet organizations and institutions.
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