The Recursive Nature of Institutional Change

  title={The Recursive Nature of Institutional Change},
  author={Marco Clemente and Rodolphe Durand and Thomas J. Roulet},
  journal={Journal of Management Inquiry},
  pages={17 - 31}
In this essay, we propose a recursive model of institutional change building on the Annales School, one of the 20th century’s most influential streams of historical research. Our model builds upon three concepts from the Annales—mentalities, levels of time, and critical events—to explore how critical events affect different dimensions of institutional logics and exert short- or long-range influences. On these bases, organizations make choices, from decoupling to radical shifts in logics… 

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