Institutional Work: Actors and Agency in Institutional Studies of Organizations

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The 'institutional' approach to organizational research has shown how enduring features of social life - such as marriage and bureaucracy - act as mechanisms of social control. Such approaches have traditionally focused attention on the relationships between organizations and the fields in which they operate, providing strong accounts of the processes through which institutions govern action. In contrast, the study of institutional work reorients these traditional concerns, shifting the focus to understanding how action affects institutions. This book sets a research agenda within the field of institutional work by analyzing the ways in which individuals, groups, and organizations work to create, maintain, and disrupt the institutions that structure their lives. Through a series of essays and case studies, it explores the conceptual core of institutional work, identifies institutional work strategies, provides exemplars for future empirical research, and embeds the concept within broader sociological debates and ideas.

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The 'institutional' approach shows how features of social life act as mechanisms of social control. This book sets a research agenda within the field of institutional work by analyzing the ways in which individuals, groups, and organizations work to create, maintain, and disrupt the institutions that structure their lives.

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Thomas B. Lawrence is the Weyerhaeuser Professor of Change Management and Director of the CMA Centre for Strategic Change and Performance Measurement in the Faculty of Business Administration at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Roy Suddaby is Associate Professor of Management and Rice Faculty Fellow at the Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, Canada. Bernard Leca is Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Strategy at Groupe ESC Rouen, France.

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