Combining Theory of Institutional Logics and Theory of Justification in Understanding Ambiguous Decision Making

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Abstrakt

I propose to understand decision making by combining theory of institutional logics (Friedland; Thornton, Ocasio & Lounsbury) and theory of justification (Boltanski and Thévenot). These two theoretical approaches are different but, at the same time, deal with the socially constructed plurality of the world nesting a macro-meso-micro level analysis. My argument is that both theories may learn from each other and enrich the study of ambiguous decision making. In the paper I describe, compare and combine the two theoretical approaches. I then illustrate the combined approach by a case where Chinese companies have located part of their business in Denmark. Finally I conclude and discuss why theory of institutional logics needs theory of justification and vice versa.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2013
Antal sider51
StatusUdgivet - 2013
BegivenhedSociety - Conventions - Organizations 2013: Explorations of French Conventionalism in Bringing Society Back Into Organizational Analysis - Innsbruck, Østrig
Varighed: 11 apr. 201312 apr. 2013
http://www.societyconventionsorganizations.org/

Workshop

WorkshopSociety - Conventions - Organizations 2013
LandØstrig
ByInnsbruck
Periode11/04/201312/04/2013
Internetadresse

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Emneord

  • Ambiguous decision making
  • Institutional logics
  • Justification
  • Combining theories
  • Nested level of analysis

Citationsformater

Westenholz, A. (2013). Combining Theory of Institutional Logics and Theory of Justification in Understanding Ambiguous Decision Making. Paper præsenteret på Society - Conventions - Organizations 2013, Innsbruck, Østrig.