Rallying the Troops and Defending against Sanctions

A Government Body Breaking Decision‐Making Rules to Fund Entrepreneurial Ventures

Document identifier: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-77779
Access full text here:10.1111/joms.12562
Keyword: Social Sciences, Economics and Business, Business Administration, Samhällsvetenskap, Ekonomi och näringsliv, Företagsekonomi, Decision making, Entrepreneurial funding, Government, Groups, Rule breaking, Entreprenörskap och innovation, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Publication year: 2021

Critical to top management’s organizing efforts are the formal rules for how organizational members are to make decisions. However, employees can break top management’s decision‐making rules. Although scholars have investigated rule breaking at the individual and group levels of analysis, research is needed into how members come together as a group to break an organization’s decision‐making rules, and how groups’ rule breaking persists. To address this important research gap, we draw from a real‐time qualitative investigation of both the breaking and following of decision‐making rules to develop a group model that: (1) explains how an individual can trigger his or her group to break decision‐making rules to generate perceived benefits for the group and/or others external to the organization, (2) provides insights into the mechanisms by which rule breaking persists, and (3) highlights the norms of developing and perpetuating groups’ breaking decision‐making rules.


Dean A. Shepherd

Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN, USA
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Jeaneth Johansson

Luleå tekniska universitet; Industriell Ekonomi
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Malin Malmström

Luleå tekniska universitet; Industriell Ekonomi
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Joakim Wincent

Hanken School of Economics, University of St.Gallen
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