CATEGORIZING INSTITUTIONAL LOGICS, INSTITUTIONALIZING CATEGORIES: A REVIEW OF TWO LITERATURES Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • 2018, Academy of Management. All rights reserved. This review assembles two highly referenced streams of research in organization and management studies over the past decade: institutional logics and categories. We present the gist of each literature focusing on the interaction within and between organizations vis--vis the institutional logics and category systems that condition behavior. Then, we suggest that both streams have compatible assumptions that warrant further integration and suggest opportunities for future research stemming from (1) complementarities related to inter-and intra-audience variance, formation and recombination of logics and categories, and actors identity and (2) differences related to theory level of analysis, incorporation of conflict, and methods of analysis. Integration can lead to better specified mechanisms, processes, and contexts important to improving accuracy and development of these research streams.

published proceedings

  • ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT ANNALS

altmetric score

  • 6.9

author list (cited authors)

  • Durand, R., & Thornton, P. H.

citation count

  • 47

complete list of authors

  • Durand, Rodolphe||Thornton, Patricia H

publication date

  • January 1, 2020 11:11 AM