Categorizing Institutional Logics, Institutionalizing Categories: A Review of Two Literatures

Academy of Management Annals, Forthcoming

HEC Paris Research Paper No. SPE-2018-1276

66 Pages Posted: 5 May 2018 Last revised: 30 May 2018

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Rodolphe Durand

HEC Paris - Strategy & Business Policy

Patricia Thornton

Duke University

Date Written: April 17, 2018

Abstract

This review assembles two highly referenced streams of research in organization and management studies over the past decade: institutional logics and categories. We present the gist of each literature focusing on the interaction within and between organizations vis-à-vis the institutional logics and category systems that condition behavior. Then, we suggest that both streams have compatible assumptions that warrant further integration and suggest opportunities for future research stemming from (1) complementarities related to inter-and-intra-audience variance, formation and recombination of logics and categories, and actors’ identity and (2) differences related to theory level of analysis, incorporation of conflict, and methods of analysis. Integration can lead to better specified mechanisms, processes, and contexts important to improving accuracy and development of these research streams.

Keywords: Institutional Logics, Categories

JEL Classification: M10

Suggested Citation

Durand, Rodolphe and Thornton, Patricia, Categorizing Institutional Logics, Institutionalizing Categories: A Review of Two Literatures (April 17, 2018). Academy of Management Annals, Forthcoming ; HEC Paris Research Paper No. SPE-2018-1276. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3164895

Rodolphe Durand (Contact Author)

HEC Paris - Strategy & Business Policy ( email )

Jouy-en-Josas Cedex, 78351
France

Patricia Thornton

Duke University ( email )

100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708-0204
United States

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