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dc.contributor.authorPedersen, Jesper Strandgaard
dc.contributor.authorDobbin, Frank
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-09T16:47:36Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationPedersen, Jesper S., and Frank Dobbin. 2006. In search of identity and legitimation: Bridging organizational culture and neoinstitutionalism. American Behavioral Scientist 49, no. 7: 897–907.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0002-7642en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:32970024
dc.description.abstractIn the late 1970s, neoinstitutional and organizational culture theorists challenged prevailing rationalist organizational paradigms by introducing social constructionism to the field of organizations. Despite their common foundation, these approaches built on seemingly contradictory empirical observations. Institutionalists observed that organizations actively copy one another’s practices, resulting in substantial isomorphism, whereas culture theorists observed that organizations institutionalize distinctive cultures comprising practices that set them apart from others. These seemingly contradictory findings reflect processes of organizational identity formation and interorganizational construction of legitimacy as they have evolved since the rise of the corporate form in the 19th century. Formation of identity through uniqueness and construction of legitimacy through uniformity are two sides of the same coin. Research on management schools suggests organizations pursue individuation through uniqueness and legitimacy through commonality simultaneously and that organizations bridge the two processes in four ways, which the authors dub imitation, hybridization, transmutation, and immunization.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSociologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1177/0002764205284798en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://scholar.harvard.edu/files/dobbin/files/in_search_of_identity_and_legitimation1.pdfen_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://scholar.harvard.edu/dobbin/publications/search-identity-and-legitimation-bridging-organizational-culture-and-neoinstituten_US
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dc.subjectidentityen_US
dc.subjectlegitimationen_US
dc.subjectorganizational cultureen_US
dc.subjectneoinstitutionalismen_US
dc.subjectisomorphismen_US
dc.titleIn Search of Identity and Legitimation: Bridging Organizational Culture and Neoinstitutionalismen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalAmerican Behavioral Scientisten_US
dash.depositing.authorDobbin, Frank
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dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0002764205284798*
workflow.legacycommentsDobbin emailed 2016-05-17 MM Dobbin emailed 2017-02-19 MM meta.darken_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedDobbin, Frank


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