DOI: 10.1108/mbr-11-2019-0156
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Izzet Darendeli, T.L. Hill, Tazeeb Rajwani, Yunlin Cheng

Abstract: Purpose This paper aims to explore the ideas that social legitimacy (acceptance by the public within a country) serves as a hedge against political risk and that the perceived social value of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs’) products or services improves firms’ social legitimacy and so resilience to political shock. Design/methodology/approach Drawing from a unique data concerning global construction activity and taking advantage of the Arab Spring as an exogenous, political shock, this paper teases out th…

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