The Emergence of a Proto-institution

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The Emergence of a Proto-institution

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dc.contributor.author Boxenbaum, Eva en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:24:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:24:25Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01-10T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6726
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the bringing into existence of a proto-institution, that is, a new practice, rule or technology that diffuses beyond the innovative setting, but which is not yet taken-for-granted in a field. A case study, conducted real-time, shows how a collaborative group of business actors deliberately develop a proto-institution. They transpose an institutional logic from another field and combine it with an institutional logic in the focal field to resolve a field-level problem. Enabling factors include a high level of institutional heterogeneity in the focal field, the use of inter-organizational networks, and actors embedded in multiple fields. The making of the proto-institution is intentional, yet the institutional building blocks and the apparent interests of actors are institutionally embedded. The results from this micro-dynamic analysis suggest revisions to current conceptualizations of institutional change processes. Keywords: Institutional change, proto-institution, cognition, institutional entrepreneurship, innovation, collaborative networks. en_US
dc.format.extent 49 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2004-005 en_US
dc.subject.other kep en_US
dc.title The Emergence of a Proto-institution en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt05jan10 miel en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Organisation og Arbejdssociologi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IOA en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Organization and Industrial Sociology en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IOA en_US
dc.idnumber x656455720 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2004 en_US


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