Institutions and Actorhood as Co-Constitutive and Co-Constructed: The Argument and Areas for Future Research

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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2020-06-01
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en
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Journal of Management Studies, Volume n/a, issue n/a
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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.
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doi: 10.1111/joms.12561
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actorhood, co-constitution, communication, discourse, institutional theory, legitimacy, multimodality
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Meyer, R E & Vaara, E 2020, ' Institutions and Actorhood as Co-Constitutive and Co-Constructed: The Argument and Areas for Future Research ', Journal of Management Studies, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 898-910 . https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12561