Emergence of a New Institutional Logic: Shaping the Institutionally Complex Field of Community Radio in India
Forthcoming, Marc-David Seidel and Henrich Greve (eds.), Research in the Sociology of Organizations
Posted: 16 Aug 2016
Date Written: 2016
We draw on an in-depth investigation into the phenomenon of community radio in India to identify the emergence of an institutional logic in a field. We delineate five stages of emergence, starting with problematization of dominant logics and ending with formation of an institutionally complex field. Further, we highlight how such a process results in organizational forms that reflect ongoing struggles among dominant logics and the emerging logic. We contribute to neoinstitutional studies on the emergence of social objects and also draw the attention of emergence theorists to the contested manner in which emergence takes place in the social world.
Keywords: institutional logics, emergence, complexity, emerging logic, community, field, community radio
JEL Classification: O3, M1
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