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Experiences of Navigating Institutional Plurality – Social Position, Disposition, Emotions, and Apprehension

Emotions and Identity

ISBN: 978-1-78714-438-5, eISBN: 978-1-78714-437-8

ISSN: 1746-9791

Publication date: 13 July 2017

Abstract

We focus on the internal workings of a university organization’s response to institutional plurality. In the field of higher education, both organizations and individuals are prescribed competing demands due to academic logic and the logic of managerialism. We interpret six individual experiences of institutional plurality and illuminate how social position, disposition, emotions, and apprehension regarding plurality affect their response to shifting emphases in the logics of the university. In addition, we show that although there may appear to be harmony in the organizational-level response to institutional plurality, turmoil may be affecting the organization’s members, highlighting the importance of looking at how people experience institutional logic multiplicity.

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Järvi, K. and Kohvakka, M. (2017), "Experiences of Navigating Institutional Plurality – Social Position, Disposition, Emotions, and Apprehension", Emotions and Identity (Research on Emotion in Organizations, Vol. 13), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 47-75. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1746-979120170000013005

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