Institutional Entrepreneurship in Mature Fields: The Big Five Accounting Firms
Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 49, Issue 1, pp. 27-48, 2006
Posted: 5 Jun 2013
Date Written: Feb 1, 2005
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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