From practice to field:a multi-level model of practice-driven institutional change


This article develops a model of practice-driven institutional change - or 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, which extant research has neglected; 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 an organization and field, as well as precipitating and enabling dynamics that trigger and condition these mechanisms. © Academy of Management Journal.

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Divisions: Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Aston Business School
Uncontrolled Keywords: institutional change, institutional complexity,practice-driven change,practice theory,Business and International Management,Management of Technology and Innovation,Strategy and Management,Business, Management and Accounting(all)
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Published Date: 2012-08
Published Online Date: 2011-09-20
Authors: Smets, Michael
Morris, Tim
Greenwood, Royston



Version: Accepted Version

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