Institutions and Actorhood as Co-constitutive and Co-constructed: The Argument and Areas for Future Research

Renate E. Meyer*, Eero Vaara

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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Abstrakt

We argue that in order to overcome the reductionism and essentialism in institutional theory there is a need to acknowledge that institutions and social actors are co-constitutive and co-constructed in processes of communication. We elaborate this argument by drawing on the phenomenological foundation of institutional theory and point to promising areas of future research: the multimodal nature of institutions, the mediated and mediatized character of modern communication, and the contestedness of all social orders and their legitimation.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Management Studies
Vol/bind57
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)898-910
Antal sider13
ISSN0022-2380
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2020

Bibliografisk note

Published online: 31 January 2020

Emneord

  • Actorhood
  • Co-constitution
  • Communication
  • Discourse
  • Institutional theory
  • Legitimacy
  • Multimodality

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