Putting Communication Front and Center in Institutional Theory and Analysis

Academy of Management Review, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 10-27, January 2015

HEC Paris Research Paper No. SPE-2016-1168

21 Pages Posted: 2 Sep 2016 Last revised: 6 Sep 2016

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J. P. Cornelissen

University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Rodolphe Durand

HEC Paris - Strategy & Business Policy

Peer C. Fiss

University of Southern California - Management and Organization Department

John Lammers

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Eero Vaara

Aalto University School of Business

Date Written: January 1, 2015

Abstract

We conceptualize the roots of cognitive, linguistic, and communicative theories of institutions and outline the promise and potential of a stronger communication focus for institutional theory. In particular, we outline a theoretical approach that puts communication at the heart of theories of institutions, institutional maintenance, and change, and we label this approach communicative institutionalism. We then provide a brief introduction to the set of articles contained in the Special Topic Forum on Communication, Cognition, and Institutions and describe the innovative theorizing of these articles in the direction of communicative theories of institutions. Finally, we sketch a research agenda and further steps and possibilities for theory and research integrating communication and institutions.

Suggested Citation

Cornelissen, J. P. and Durand, Rodolphe and Fiss, Peer C. and Lammers, John and Vaara, Eero, Putting Communication Front and Center in Institutional Theory and Analysis (January 1, 2015). Academy of Management Review, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 10-27, January 2015; HEC Paris Research Paper No. SPE-2016-1168. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2833723

J. P. Cornelissen (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences ( email )

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Rodolphe Durand

HEC Paris - Strategy & Business Policy ( email )

Jouy-en-Josas Cedex, 78351
France

Peer C. Fiss

University of Southern California - Management and Organization Department ( email )

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Los Angeles, CA California 90089
United States
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HOME PAGE: http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~fiss/

John Lammers

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ( email )

601 E John St
Champaign, IL 61820
United States

Eero Vaara

Aalto University School of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 21210
Helsinki, 00101
Finland

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