TITLE

THE TEMPORAL DYNAMICS OF INSTITUTIONALIZATION

AUTHOR(S)
Lawrence, Thomas B.; Winn, Monika I.; Jennings, P. Devereaux
PUB. DATE
October 2001
SOURCE
Academy of Management Review;Oct2001, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p624
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article the authors reexamine the relationship between time and processes of institutionalization. They argue that pace and stability, two temporal dimensions of institutionalization, depend on the mechanism used by agents to support the institutionalization process. Drawing from the power literature, the authors develop four types of mechanisms--influence, force, discipline, and domination--and argue that (1) each type will produce a distinctive pattern of pace and stability, and (2) more complex patterns of pace and stability will result from the combined use of multiple mechanisms.
ACCESSION #
5393901

 

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