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Article

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Social sciences

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CAMBIO-RIVISTA SULLE TRASFORMAZIONI SOCIALI

Volume: 7 Issue: 14 Pages: 139-149 DOI: 10.13128/cambio-22915

Published:2017

Abstract

This paper provides a figurational critique of one of the most dominant theoretical frames within organisation studies - institutional theory. Despite its status as the leading theoretical lens for explaining organisational change, institutional theorists continue to struggle with the so called agencystructure issue and remain divided in how to overcome it. Our primary criticisms concern the propensity to invoke or generate dualisms, the reliance on the sociological frames which sustain this, and the failure to engage in any comprehensive way with Elias’s writings on this subject.

DOI

10.13128/cambio-22915

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