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Institutional Entrepreneurship in Mature Fields: The Big Five Accounting Firms


Royston Greenwood


University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization

Roy Suddaby


Peter B Gustavson School of Business

Feb 1, 2005

Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 49, Issue 1, pp. 27-48, 2006
University of Alberta School of Business Research Paper No. 2013-510

Abstract:     
This study examines change initiated from the center of mature organizational fields. As such, it addresses the paradox of embedded agency — that is, the paradox of how actors enact changes to the context by which they, as actors, are shaped. The change examined is the introduction of a new organizational form. Combining network location theory and dialectical theory, we identify four dynamics that form a process model of elite institutional entrepreneurship.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Research, Organizational Change, Accounting Firms, Management, Agency Theory, Organizational Research, New Business Enterprises, Institutional Theory (Sociology), Organizational Behavior, Knowledge Management, Dialectic


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Greenwood, Royston and Suddaby, Roy, Institutional Entrepreneurship in Mature Fields: The Big Five Accounting Firms (Feb 1, 2005). Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 49, Issue 1, pp. 27-48, 2006; University of Alberta School of Business Research Paper No. 2013-510. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2274380

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Royston Greenwood (Contact Author)
University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization ( email )
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R6
Canada

Roy Robert Suddaby
Peter B Gustavson School of Business ( email )
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada
250-721-6401 (Phone)
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