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The Institutional Logics Perspective

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The book analyzes, synthesizes, and further develops theoretical and methodological tools in the rising new school in institutional analysis, the institutional logics perspective, which offers opportunities to examine how individual and organizational actors are a product of multiple social locations in an inter-institutional system.

The Institutional Logics Perspective

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Institutional Logics in Action

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The Institutional Logics Perspective is one of the fastest growing new theoretical areas in organization studies (Thornton, Ocasio & Lounsbury, 2012). Building on early efforts by Friedland & Alford (1991) to "bring society back in" to the study of organizational dynamics, this new scholarly domain has revived institutional analysis by embracing a

Medicinal Cannabis in New Zealand

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Language plays an important role in both the institutional logics and institutional entrepreneurship strands of research. The underlying institutional logic guiding an actor’s behaviour is reflected in the language and vocabulary they use while institutional entrepreneurs will use language strategically in order to convince others of the legitimacy of their solutions. This is particularly important in emerging fields where a lack of institutional norms provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to shape the institutional environment in a way that benefits them. However, despite the important role of language in both strands of research, there is a surprising lack of literature investigating how institutional logics can be incorporated within an institutional entrepreneur’s rhetorical strategy to theorise alternative practices. This study aims to address this gap by investigating how stakeholder groups within the emerging New Zealand medicinal cannabis field incorporate institutional logics within their rhetorical strategies. This study utilises a qualitative case-study approach given the unique nature of the New Zealand healthcare system. A deductive directed qualitative content analysis of public written submissions made by organisations on the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill was conducted. These submissions were coded according to four key institutional logics identified in the literature: science, care, state, and market. The results showed that the state logic dominated the rhetorical strategies employed by all stakeholders. This was unsurprising given that submissions were directed to the New Zealand Parliament, the country’s ultimate regulatory authority. What was surprising was that all stakeholder groups, with the exception of industry members, shared a common goal of improving patient and community well-being, and that the utilisation of logics simply reflected differences in the means used to achieve these ends. This finding provides two main contributions to the literature. Firstly, that the ends of social actors within a field may be constrained by broader societal-level norms. Secondly, in emerging fields which are constituents of larger fields, the societal pressures of the wider field at large may also constrain the ends which actors may work towards, thus the rhetorical strategies of social actors are restricted to only influencing the means through which ends are achieved.

Corporate Branding and Rebranding an Institutional Logics Perspective

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Abstract : Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how the institutional logics framework adds a fresh perspective on corporate branding, particularly in times of organisational change and subsequent corporate rebranding. Design/methodology/approach: The paper examines previous comprehensive approaches to corporate branding in the face of organisational transformation, applying institutional theory which adds to intelligence already developed regarding corporate branding and rebranding in this situation. Findings: An understanding of the institutional logics framework provides insights into how corporate branding and rebranding in organisations is affected in an environment where the organisation simultaneously holds values and beliefs inherent to two or more competing institutional forms (Townley, 2002 ). Research limitations/implications: Further research is required to develop a model which integrates institutional logics into previous approaches to corporate rebranding. Practical implications: Consideration of the underlying institutional logics of an organisation and how organisational transformation results in competing institutional logics and institutional pluralism leads to profound thinking about branding and rebranding an organisation. Originality/value: Although there are a number of studies which look at how to evolve the corporate brand in times of organisational transformation, the institutional logics approach has not yet been applied to this issue, except by the author.

Institutional Logics in Action

Author : Eva Boxenbaum
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Research in the Sociology of Organizations is an established international, peer-reviewed series that examines cutting edge theoretical, methodological and research issues in organizational studies.

Sea Change

Author : Amanda Moss Cowan
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Exploring Institutional Logics for Technology Mediated Higher Education

Author : Neelam Dwivedi
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This book articulates the complexities inherent in higher education’s multi-faceted response to the forces of mediatization—or how institutions change when their social communication gets mediated by technology—and introduces a novel perspective to comprehend them in a systematic way. By drawing on archival analysis and six organizational case studies, the author empirically traces the emergence of a cyber-cultural institution within higher education. As these case studies demonstrate, this new institutional logic requires creativity, individual recognition, and an underlying platform powered by cyber technologies and digitization of content. Using an analytical lens, this cyber-cultural perspective answers many questions about why faculty refuse to adopt online education, why students struggle with mediated teaching, and what possibly could be done to take online education to its next level.

Post acquisition Management Accounting and Control Systems in an Islamic Bank

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Institutions and Organizations

Author : Trish Reay
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Institutions - the structures, practices, and meanings that define what people and organizations think, do, and aspire to - are created through process. They are 'work in progress' that involves continual efforts to maintain, modify, or disturb them. Institutional logics are also in motion, holding varying degrees of dominance that change over time. This volume brings together two streams of thought within organization theory - institutional theory and process perspective - to advocate for stronger process ontology that highlights institutions as emergent, generative, political, and social. A stronger process view allows us to challenge our understanding of central concepts within institutional theory, such as 'loose coupling', 'institutional work', the work of institutional logics on the ground, and institutionalization between diffusion and translation. Enriched with an emphasis on practice and widened by taking a broad view of institutions, this volume draws on the Ninth International Symposium on Process Organization Studies to offer key insights that will inform our thinking of institutions as processes.

The Debate about Implementing Western Corporate Governance in Kuwait

Author : Bedour Jasim Alsaqubi
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New Themes in Institutional Analysis

Author : Georg Krücken
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Institutional theory has become one of the dominant organizational approaches in recent decades. Its roots can be traced to Europe, and an important intellectual objective of this book is to examine North American theory strands and reconnect them with European research traditions. In addition, this book focuses on how organizations and individuals handle heterogeneous and challenging social conditions which are subsequently reflected in various forms of change.

Theatre Institutions in Crisis

Author : Christopher Balme
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of contributors -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part 1 Publics -- 1 Struggles of singularised communities in German theatre: the 'culture war' around the Berlin Volksbühne -- 2 Public (re)assembly and crisis dramaturgy -- 3 Re-enacting the crisis of democracy in Milo Rau's General Assembly -- 4 Fugitive transformations of performance practice in landscapes of crisis -- Part 2 Funding and labour -- 5 Justifying theatre and its funding after 2008 -- 6 Dutch theatre politics in crisis? -- 7 Crisis in funding policies: the paradox of National Theatres and the dilemma of evaluating theatre in Italy -- 8 The theatrical employment system in crisis? How working conditions are changing in theatre and elsewhere -- Part 3 Post-socialism -- 9 Crisis? Czech theatre after 1989 -- 10 Artistic freedom-state control-democracy: Oliver Frljić's theatre work in Croatia and Poland as an indicator of repressive cultural policy -- 11 Creating new theatres during the economic crisis: the case of Estonia -- 12 Cultural struggles in Slovenian institutional and independent theatre -- Part 4 Independent theatre scene -- 13 Promises and side effects: the Frankfurt theatre crisis of the 1990s-a case study -- 14 Potential, need, risk: on control and subjectification in contemporary production networks -- 15 Theatre crisis, local farce, or institutional change? The controversy surrounding the Munich Kammerspiele 2018 from an institutional logics perspective -- Index.

The Impact of Austerity on the London 2012 Summer Olympics Participation Legacy from a Grassroots Sports Club Perspective

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This study explores the impact of austerity on the London 2012 Summer Olympics participation legacy from a grassroots sports club perspective, utilising institutional theory. The study adopted a mixed methods approach including semi-structured interviews with 11 stakeholders involved in grassroots sport alongside a review of key policy documentation (n = 8) and relevant literature.

Institutional Work

Author : Thomas B. Lawrence
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This book contains a series of essays and empirical case studies exploring the nature of institutional work.

Exploring the Institutional Agency of Organisational Hybridisation

Author : Stefan Korber
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Institutional theory has been interested in the transformation of taken-for-granted practices, values and norms since the early 1990s. Initial studies located the sources for institutional change in unexpected and disruptive events. More recent contributions explore conditions that enable and motivate individuals and organisations to promote alternative institutional arrangements. Others attend on the social actions—the institutional agency—of actors that create, reproduce, and change institutions.Contributions often disregard the embeddedness of agency that is central to an institutional perspective.This refers to the assumption that highly embedded actors are neither motivated to desire nor able to envision alternative ways of doing things because institutions shape and define their cognitions,interests and identities. To explain change that originates from the efforts of embedded actors, scholars increasingly draw on Friedland and Alford’s (1991) conceptualisation of contradictory institutional logics. Institutional logics are the core organising principles associated with a specific societal domain and its related beliefs, practices, and arrangements (Maguire, 2008). Scholars have shown that institutional change emerges from hybrid actors; organisations and individuals that engage with contradictory logics and integrate them into their structures, processes and behaviours. Intra-organisational insights into the social actions involved are, however, missing. Scholars therefore call to study the process of organisational hybridisation when a dominant logic is challenged and an alternative is integrated and promoted within an organisation (Schildt & Perkmann, 2016). Building on an embedded, ethnographic case study of an engineering consulting firm, this research explores how individuals create a social position that enables them to challenge a firm’s dominant logic and to promote an alternative; the practical activities involved in these efforts; and the consequences that materialise. Data collection consisted of six-month participant observation,supplemented with interviews and archival data. The principal findings show that actors selectively draw upon multiple logics to position themselves better in the organisation, expose others to contradictions between and within logics, and mobilise them to embrace an alternative logic. Emerging from these efforts, a set of actors within the firm drew increasingly upon the alternative logic in their daily work. Others integrated elements in their rhetorics only whereas practices and identities remained steeped in the firm’s dominant logic. This evoked a sense of distinctiveness between actors, and undermined collaboration.

Critically Exploring the Institutional Work in Sport For Development

Author : Mitchell McSweeney
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Sport-for-development (SFD) has exponentially increased in practice, research, and policy in recent years - yet, despite this, a need for further research into the complexity of sport and development has been identified (Coalter, 2013a; Sherry et al., 2016). In particular, scholars have argued for critical research adopting a postcolonial lens and new forms of theory and concepts to be applied to studies of SFD (Darnell, 2012; Hayhurst, 2016). In this study, a critical institutional ethnographic case study approach was adopted with a postcolonial perspective to explore the institutional work and social relations of a local Swaziland sport organization (called the Sport Success Centre) implementing SFD programming. The purpose of the study was to explore and discover the role of institutional work that is shaped by and shapes the SFD and sport activities of the Sport Success Centre (SSC). Fieldwork was undertaken from May to August 2016 and involved multiple data collection strategies. The main source of data was through means of participant-observation of the daily work of the SSC. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with 5 staff and volunteers. In addition, publicly available and organizational documents totaling 302 were also analyzed. Analysis involved an iterative process moving between the data, reflexive journal memos, and the literature. NVivo qualitative analysis software was used to support the analysis and emergent themes. Findings suggested that organizational actors were involved in a complex of social relations at the SSC that contributed to shaping (and resisting) two forms of institutional work. Additionally, the SSC as an organization was embedded in a neocolonial management style privileging Westernized ideas and white authority structures, as well as perpetuating gender inequalities in the workplace. Although SFD and sport development benefits were discussed, a blurriness between what constituted 'sport development' and 'SFD' also emerged in SSC practices. Increasing the reliance on local knowledge and working towards an equal gendered structure in the SSC is needed to improve the postcolonialized environment of the organization. Further research is needed in the field of SFD utilizing new theories (such as institutional work or the institutional logics approach) to examine organizations implementing SFD and sport development at the local level and how SFD is inherently underlined by both opportunities to contribute to and hinder social and SFD goals.

American Sociological Review

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Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Periodical literature."

Asian Review of Public Administration

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Service Design as a Transformative Force

Author : Marzia Aricò
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