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Institutional Work: Actors and Agency in Institutional Studies of Organizations

Institutional Work: Actors and Agency in Institutional Studies of Organizations

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A series of essays and empirical case studies exploring the nature of institutional work.

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ISBN-13: 9780521178525
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/27/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors;
1. Introduction: theorizing and studying institutional work Thomas B. Lawrence, Roy Suddaby and Bernard Leca;
Part I. Essays on Institutional Work:
2. Institutional work and the paradox of embedded agency Julie Battilana and Thomas D'Aunno;
3. Leadership as institutional work: a bridge to the other side Matthew S. Kraatz;
4. Bringing change into the lives of the poor: entrepreneurship outside traditional boundaries Ignasi Marti and Johanna Mair;
5. Institutional work as the creative embrace of contradiction Timothy J. Hargrave and Andrew H. Van de Ven;
Part II. Studies of Institutional Work:
6. Building the iron cage: institutional creation work in the context of competing proto-institutions Charlene Zietsma and Brent McKnight;
7. Scandinavian institutionalism - a case of institutional work Eva Boxenbaum and Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen;
8. Institutional maintenance as narrative acts Tammar B. Zilber;
9. Maintaining an institution in a contested organizational field: the work of AACSB and its constituents Christine Quinn Trank and Marvin Washington;
10. Institutional 'dirty' work: preserving institutions through strategic decoupling Paul M. Hirsch and Y. Sekou Bermiss;
11. Doing which work? A practice approach to institutional pluralism Paula Jarzabkowski, Jane Matthiesen and Andrew H. Van de Ven; Index.

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