Why (and how) institutional theory can be critical: addressing the challenge to institutional theory's critical turn

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Abstract

Through a direct response to Willmott’s challenge to institutional theory’s critical potential, I show why and how it is possible for institutional theory to become more critical, while also respecting and maintaining important differences with critical theory.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-349
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Management Inquiry
Volume28
Issue number3
Early online date6 Oct 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • institutional theory
  • organization theory
  • critical management studies
  • critical theory
  • power

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