Coexistence of continuity and change in institutional work


TOPAL Ç.

BALTIC JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, cilt.15, sa.1, ss.1-20, 2020 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1108/bjm-02-2019-0036
  • Dergi Adı: BALTIC JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-20

Özet

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to answer the question of how continuity and change coexist in the work of institutional actors who can combine maintenance, disruption and/or creation. Past studies mention this coexistence without an explanation. Design/methodology/approach The paper develops a perspective through literature review. Findings Institutional actors are both socialized into the norm-oriented space of continuity and maintenance through their reciprocal relations and associated social knowledge and roles and disciplined into the goal-oriented space of change and disruption/creation through their power relations and associated expert discourse and subject positions. Their institutional existence indicates a particular combination of reciprocity and power and thus their work includes changing degrees of maintenance, disruption and creation, depending on the nature of this combination.