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  1. Deconstructing Complexity: Configurations of Institutional Complexity and Structural Hybridity

    Raynard, Mia
    This article unpacks the notion of institutional complexity and highlights the distinct sets of challenges confronting hybrid structural arrangements. The framework identifies three factors that contribute to the experience of complexity - namely, the extent to which the prescriptive demands of logics are incompatible, whether there is a settled or widely accepted prioritization of logics within the field, and the degree to which the jurisdictions of the logics overlap. The central thesis is that these 'components' of complexity variously combine to produce four distinct institutional landscapes, each with differing implications for the challenges organizations face and for how they might...
    (application/pdf) - 18-oct-2016

  2. Laying a smoke screen: Ambiguity and neutralization as strategic responses to intra-institutional complexity

    Meyer, Renate; Höllerer, Markus
    Our research contributes to knowledge on strategic organizational responses by addressing a specific type of institutional complexity that has, to date, been rather neglected in scholarly inquiry: conflicting institutional demands that arise within the same institutional order. We suggest referring to such type of complexity as "intra-institutional" - as opposed to "inter-institutional." Empirically, we examine the consecutive spread of two management concepts - shareholder value and corporate social responsibility - among Austrian listed corporations around the turn of the millennium. Our work presents evidence that in institutionally complex situations, the concepts used by organizations to respond to competing demands and belief systems are interlinked and...
    (application/pdf) - 18-oct-2016

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