Document Type

Conference Paper


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Business and Management., Sociology, public administration, Organisation Theory, History

Publication Details

3rd Latin American European Meeting on Organizational Studies. Buenos Aires, Argentina (April). 2010.


Actor-network theory is considered to have great potential for broadening and deepening our grasp of institutional work (Lawrence and Suddaby, 2006). Given its focus on process, ANT offers a means to breathe life into the practices associated with institutionalization. With Callon’s (1986) four moments of translation as analytical lens, and with Ireland’s Industrial Development Authority as empirical example, I seek to address the concerns in the call for papers to reconsider ‘the role of agency, power, persistence and change in the process of institutionalization.’