Fetishists, politicians and resistors

role theory as a lens for understanding institutional actors

Jaco Lok*

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Abstract

This article presents academic business research, particularly focusing on explorations into the concept of institutional theory. The author seeks to examine under what conditions and why are aspects of an institutional environment contested by developing a micro-analytic framework to understand agentic behavior and how it relates to institutional macro-dynamics. Former research on the concept of institutional theory by Berger and Luckmann is utilized. The article concludes with further implications for the research, particularly the validation of the argument that institutions should be understood not only as subjective realities, but objective realities and as human products.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting
Subtitle of host publicationDoing Well by Doing Good
PublisherAcademy of Management (AoM)
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event67th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2007 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: 3 Aug 20078 Aug 2007

Conference

Conference67th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2007
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period3/08/078/08/07

Keywords

  • identity
  • institutional theory
  • social construction

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    Lok, J. (2007). Fetishists, politicians and resistors: role theory as a lens for understanding institutional actors. In Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting: Doing Well by Doing Good (pp. 1-7). Academy of Management (AoM). Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2007.26516257