High Stakes Institutional Translation: Establishing North America’s First Government-Sanctioned Supervised Injection Site

Lawrence, Thomas B. (2017) High Stakes Institutional Translation: Establishing North America’s First Government-Sanctioned Supervised Injection Site. Academy of Management Journal. (Accepted)

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Abstract

Around the world, potentially effective responses to serious social problems are left untried because those responses are politically, culturally or morally problematic in affected communities. I describe the process through which communities import such practices as “high-stakes institutional translation”. Drawing on a study of North America’s first supervised injection site for users of illegal drugs, I propose a process model of high-stakes institutional translation that involves a triggering period of public expressions of intense emotion, followed by waves of translations in which the controversial practice is constructed in discursive and material terms many times over.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Strategy
Subject(s): Strategy
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2017 12:19
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2017 12:19
Funders: N/A
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/6369

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