Accounting for Organizational Innovations: Mobilizing Institutional Logics in Translation

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Resumé

This study examines the translation of an abstract organizational concept into local organizational innovations. The empirical case is the concept of a health care center, promoted as part of a Danish government reform. The study shows that municipalities mobilized and interpreted multiple institutional logics to account for their creation of three different organizational innovations. While the concept of ‘institutional logic’ helped exploring the legitimizing social meanings embedded in the national reform and locally, the concept of ‘translation’ from actor-network theory shed light on the process by which actors mobilized and infused the health care center concept with meanings.
This study examines the translation of an abstract organizational concept into local organizational innovations. The empirical case is the concept of a health care center, promoted as part of a Danish government reform. The study shows that municipalities mobilized and interpreted multiple institutional logics to account for their creation of three different organizational innovations. While the concept of ‘institutional logic’ helped exploring the legitimizing social meanings embedded in the national reform and locally, the concept of ‘translation’ from actor-network theory shed light on the process by which actors mobilized and infused the health care center concept with meanings.
SprogEngelsk
TidsskriftScandinavian Journal of Management
Vol/bind29
Udgave nummer3
Sider219-234
ISSN0956-5221
DOI
StatusUdgivet - sep. 2013

Emneord

  • Institutional logic
  • Translation
  • Organizational innovation
  • Public reform
  • Health care

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