Glocalization of practices and structures
Developing institutional theory by addressing empirical problems of adoption, translation and resistance to diffusion of practices and structures legitimated within the global community of professionals and consultants in the areas of management, organizational design and HRM. Understanding how local managers construct and enact organizational structures by referring both to local cultural accounts and to global ideas. Investigating how managers and employees, involved into new kinds of workshop activities such as theatre, music, painting and ceramics, reflect on and change the enactment of organizational structures.
Methods: interviews with middle and top managers, direct observation, participant observation, longitudinal discourse analysis
Products: a journal article, presentations at EGOS & Alberta School of Business
Partners: Gili Drori (Hebrew U.), Peter Walgenbach (Jena U.), Mara Brumana (Bergamo U.)