Institutional Work in the Transformation of an Organizational Field: The Interplay of Boundary Work and Practice Work

@article{Zietsma2010InstitutionalWI,
  title={Institutional Work in the Transformation of an Organizational Field: The Interplay of Boundary Work and Practice Work},
  author={Charlene Zietsma and T. Lawrence},
  journal={Administrative Science Quarterly},
  year={2010},
  volume={55},
  pages={189 - 221}
}
We draw on an in-depth longitudinal analysis of conflict over harvesting practices and decision authority in the British Columbia coastal forest industry to understand the role of institutional work in the transformation of organizational fields. We examine the work of actors to create, maintain, and disrupt the practices that are considered legitimate within a field (practice work) and the boundaries between sets of individuals and groups (boundary work), and the interplay of these two forms… Expand
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