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Institutional work and organizational fields

Neoinstitutionalism is one of the leading theories in interdisciplinary organizational research. Starting from empirical problems, it has contributed manifold to our understanding of organizations, especially their embeddedness in organizational fields and their response to institutionalized expectations. In our research, we are primarily concerned with dynamics of institutional change and the structuring of organizational fields, as well as with the basic theoretical problem of the relationship between structure and action in neoinstitutionalism and the role of path dependence in stabilizing organizations.



Selected Publications:

Gegenhuber T., Hinings B., Greenwood R.: 
Digital innovation and transformation: An institutional perspective, In: Information & Organisation, Vol. 28, Nr. 1, Seiten: 52-6, 2018

Quack S., Schüßler E.: 
Dynamics of regulation of professional service firms: National and transnational developments: Oxford Handbook of Professional Service Firms, Seite(n) 48-71, 2015

Schüßler E., Grabher G., Müller-Seitz G.: 
Field-configuring events: Arenas for innovation and learning?, in Industry and Innovation, Seite(n) 165-172, 2015

Schüßler E., Sydow J.: 
Organizing events for configuring and maintaining creative fields: Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries, Seite(n) 284-300, 2015

Schüßler E., Dobusch L., Wessel L.: 
Backstage: Organizing field-configuring events as proto-institutional work in a transforming creative industry, in Schmalenbach Business Review, Seite(n) 415-437, 2014

Schüßler E., Rüling C., Wittneben B.: 
On melting summits: The limitations of field-configuring events as catalysts of change in transnational climate policy, in Academy of Management Journal, Seite(n) 140-171, 2014

Müller-Seitz G., Schüßler E.: 
From event management to managing events: A process perspective on organized and unexpected field-level events, in Managementforschung, Vol. 23, 2014