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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.’
Donnelly, P.: ‘Institutionalizing Ireland’s Industrial Development Authority.’ 3rd Latin American European Meeting on Organizational Studies. Buenos Aires, Argentina, April, 2010.
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