Waves of change - the dynamics of institutional pressures

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Abstract

This article coins additional explanations for organizations’ room for agency and
institutional change by bringing all institutional and competitive pressures back
into institutional theory, and by introducing theory on how the interaction
between these pressures leads to novelty, contradictions, (acceleration of the)
diffusion of novelty and finally institutional change. It introduces a categorization
and loose hierarchy of pressures on the basis of which it theorizes how the
interaction between pressures can co-determine the room for agency on the
organizational level, and how it can generate both institutional change and
increased isomorphism on the field level.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-43
Number of pages43
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

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Institutional pressures
Institutional change
Novelty
Institutional theory
Isomorphism

Keywords

  • institutional theory
  • agency theory
  • organizational theory

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