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How Institutional Logics Matter: A Bottom-Up Exploration

How Institutions Matter!

ISBN: 978-1-78635-430-3, eISBN: 978-1-78635-429-7

ISSN: 0733-558X

Publication date: 15 December 2016

Abstract

Joining recent calls to focus our attention on how institutional logics work on the ground, I offer a critique of current studies of institutional logics that often offer a macro and reified depictions thereof. I suggest that to fully appreciate how institutions matter, we need to complement these studies with a research program that is based on a constructivist ontology, ethnographic methods of inquiry, and use of theories of action. I exemplify this emerging research agenda, and discuss its broader analytical and empirical implications.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Writing was supported by the Recanati Center at the Jerusalem Business School, Hebrew University, Israel. Thanks to Joel Gehman, Vern Glaser, Mary Ann Glynn, and Christi Lockwood for their friendly and helpful reviews on an earlier version of this paper. Special thanks to Yehuda Goodman for the fruitful discussion on this paper.

Citation

Zilber, T.B. (2016), "How Institutional Logics Matter: A Bottom-Up Exploration", How Institutions Matter! (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 48A), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 137-155. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X201600048A005

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