The communicative constitution of institutional change in expression games

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

Neo-institutional theory has recently advanced our understanding of the early phase of institutional change but presupposes contexts in which verbally and nonverbally expressing the intended institutional change within a group is already possible. We develop a process model that explains how change agents conceal and reveal their intentional work on institutional change over time to avoid painful sanctions and counteractions. The model describes how change agents proceed from the first moment of forming the intention to promote institutional change until change is sedimented through diffused taken-for-granted behavior. It advances the understanding of how individual and collective actors communicatively influence the macro-pathways of
institutional change. The model offers new insights into the very first moments of institutional change processes, the ability to change institutions, the role of ambiguity in change processes, and how change agents slowly and fundamentally change institutions.

Authors Krautzberger, Marc; Fohim, Emamdeen; Cooren, François & Schumacher, Thomas
Journal or Publication Title Strategic Organization
Language English
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 2020
Publisher Sage
Page Range 1-26
ISSN 1476-1270
Publisher DOI 10.1177/1476127020959253
Depositing User Dr. Marc Krautzberger
Date Deposited 01 Oct 2020 17:53
Last Modified 06 Oct 2020 12:28
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/261106

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Krautzberger, Marc; Fohim, Emamdeen; Cooren, François & Schumacher, Thomas (2020) The communicative constitution of institutional change in expression games. Strategic Organization, 1-26. ISSN 1476-1270

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