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Uninhibited Institutionalisms

Alvesson, Mats LU ; Hallett, Tim and Spicer, Andre (2019) In Journal of Management Inquiry 28(2). p.119-127
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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critique, institutional theory, reconceptualizations
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Journal of Management Inquiry
volume
28
issue
2
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119 - 127
publisher
SAGE Publications
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  • scopus:85060062330
ISSN
1056-4926
DOI
10.1177/1056492618822777
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English
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  series       = {Journal of Management Inquiry},
  title        = {Uninhibited Institutionalisms},
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  doi          = {10.1177/1056492618822777},
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