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Unpublished Paper
COLLECTIVE ACTION AND MARKET FORMATION: AN INTEGRATIVE FRAMEWORK
Strategic Management Journal (2018)
  • Brandon Lee
  • Jeroen Struben, McGill University
  • Christopher B Bingham, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Abstract

While extant research places collective action at the heart of market formation, it provides little understanding about when and to what extent collective action is important. In this paper, we develop a novel theoretical framework detailing what collective action problems and solutions arise in market formation and under what conditions. Our framework centers on the development of market infrastructure with three key factors that influence the nature and extent of collective action problems: perceived returns to contributions, excludability, and contribution substitutability. We apply our framework to diverse market formation contexts and derive a fresh set of attendant propositions. Finally, we show how collective action problems and solutions evolve during market formation efforts and discuss how our framework contributes to strategic management, entrepreneurship, and organization literatures.
Keywords
  • Market Formation,
  • Collective Action,
  • Entrepreneurship,
  • Markets,
  • Organization Theory,
  • Strategy
Publication Date
August, 2018
Citation Information
Brandon Lee, Jeroen Struben and Christopher B Bingham. "COLLECTIVE ACTION AND MARKET FORMATION: AN INTEGRATIVE FRAMEWORK" Strategic Management Journal (2018)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/brandon_lee/8/