The Institutional Entrepreneur as Modern Prince: The Strategic Face of Power in Contested Fields

@article{Levy2007TheIE,
  title={The Institutional Entrepreneur as Modern Prince: The Strategic Face of Power in Contested Fields},
  author={David L. Levy and M. Scully},
  journal={Organization Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={28},
  pages={971 - 991}
}
This paper develops a theoretical framework that situates institutional entrepreneurship by drawing from Gramsci's concept of hegemony to understand the contingent stabilization of organizational fields, and by employing his discussion of the Modern Prince as the collective agent who organizes and strategizes counter-hegemonic challenges. Our framework makes three contributions. First, we characterize the interlaced material, discursive, and organizational dimensions of field structure. Second… Expand
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