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How actors change institutions: Towards a theory of institutional entrepreneurship
As well as review the literature on the notion of institutional entrepreneurship introduced by Paul DiMaggio in 1988, we propose a model of the process of institutional entrepreneurship. We first…
Isomorphism, Diffusion and Decoupling
Lost in Translation
- Eva Boxenbaum
- 1 March 2006
This article investigates how a group of Danish business actors translated the American practice of diversity management into a novel managerial practice in Denmark. Their translation process…
Importation as innovation: transposing managerial practices across fields
This article examines transposition as a source of innovation. Transposition is the act of applying a practice from one social context to another.We trace how and why three individuals transposed the…
New Knowledge Products As Bricolage: Metaphors and Scripts in Organizational Theory
An integrative model is developed and an illustration from organizational institutionalism is provided to delineate how metaphors and scripts influence organizational theory production.
Agency and Institutions: A Review on Institutional Entrepreneurship
Isomorphism, diffusion and decoupling: Concept evolution and theoretical challenges.
This chapter traces the evolution of the core theoretical constructs of isomorphism, decoupling and diffusion in organizational institutionalism by reviewing the original theoretical formulations and examining their evolution in empirical research conducted over the past four decades.
The Glocalization of Responsible Investment: Contextualization Work in France and Québec
This study investigates the institutional work that underlies the diffusion of responsible investment (RI) and enhances its adaptation to local settings. Building on institutional theory and…
The immateriality of material practices in institutional logics
According to most theoretical formulations, institutional logics contain both an ideational and a material dimension. While the ideational aspect, such as cognitive frames and symbols, has received…
The Role of Verbal and Visual Text in the Process of Institutionalization
- Renate E. Meyer, Dennis Jancsary, Markus A. Höllerer, Eva Boxenbaum
- BusinessAcademy of Management Review
- 27 June 2017
In this article, we develop novel theory on the differentiated impact of verbal and visual texts on the emergence, rise, establishment, and consolidation of institutions. Integrating key insights…