Uninhibited Institutionalisms

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Abstract

Institutional theory (IT) is a very influential set of approaches in organization studies. There is increasing critique that the set is becoming uninhibited: too broad, dispersed, and confusing. Efforts to rejuvinate the field(s) have led to all-embracing definitions and efforts to account for too much, which makes it difficult to identify what is distinct about the assembly of research. This article discusses critically the state of IT and suggests some reconceptualizations of institution and institutional theory and points at some alternative lines of development.

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Authors
Organisations
External organisations
  • Indiana University
  • City, University of London
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Business Administration

Keywords

  • critique, institutional theory, reconceptualizations
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-127
JournalJournal of Management Inquiry
Volume28
Issue number2
Early online date2019 Jan 10
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes