Introduction: Community as an Institutional Order and a Type of Organizing

Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 33, 2011

University of Alberta School of Business Research Paper No. 2013-24

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 Last revised: 23 May 2013

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Christopher Marquis

Cornell University; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Michael Lounsbury

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization

Royston Greenwood

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization

Date Written: November 28, 2011

Abstract

How does organizations’ embeddedness in social and cultural communities influence their behavior? And how has this changed with recent communication technology advances and globalization trends? In this introductory chapter to Research in the Sociology of Organization’s volume on Communities and Organizations we consider how diverse types of communities influence organizations, as well as the associated benefit of developing a richer accounting for community processes in organizational theory. Our goal is to move beyond the focus on social proximity and networks that has characterized existing work on communities. We highlight how the notion of community provides a distinct institutional order that enables actors to tailor community logics that give cultural meaning to and govern specific institutional fields and furthermore how communities can function as an organizational form.

Suggested Citation

Marquis, Christopher and Lounsbury, Michael and Greenwood, Royston, Introduction: Community as an Institutional Order and a Type of Organizing (November 28, 2011). Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 33, 2011; University of Alberta School of Business Research Paper No. 2013-24. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2241239

Christopher Marquis (Contact Author)

Cornell University ( email )

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Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )

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Michael Lounsbury

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization ( email )

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R6
Canada

Royston Greenwood

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization ( email )

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R6
Canada

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