From Practice to Field: Multi-level Model of Practice-driven Institutional Change

Smets, Michael, Morris, Tim and Greenwood, Royston (2012) From Practice to Field: Multi-level Model of Practice-driven Institutional Change. Academy of Management Journal, 55 (4). pp. 877-904.

Abstract

This paper develops a model of practice-driven institutional change; that is, change that originates in the everyday work of individuals, but results in a shift in field-level logic. In demonstrating how improvisations at work can generate institutional change, we attend to the earliest moments of change that extant research neglects; and we contrast existing accounts that focus on active entrepreneurship and the contested nature of change. We outline the specific mechanisms by which change emerges from everyday work, becomes justified, and diffuses within the organization and field, as well as precipitating and enabling dynamics that trigger and condition these mechanisms.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: practice-driven change; change management; management theory
Subject(s): Professional services
Corporate reputation
Organisational behaviour
Centre: Centre for Professional Firms
Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
Faculty of Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2012 13:30
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/2568

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