Interlocking theorizations: ‘Bundles’ of interdependent management concepts and their local variations


Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • Austrian Science Fund

Duration since Sept. 15, 2011

  • Institute for Public Management and Governance IN (Details)
  • Institute for Organization Studies IN (Details)

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Abstract (German)

This project extends our past research on the emergence, diffusion, and translation/adaptation of global management concepts/ideas and/or forms of organizing in two ways: First, we incorporate the observation that various concepts are linked to each other and essentially spread in multiple yet interdependent waves. Such a notion underscores that concepts come in ‘bundles’ and that the history of prior adoptions and translations as well as the relationship to other concepts and reciprocity of concepts, actions, and identities must be taken into account in order to fully understand the relevant dynamics. Second, we go beyond mostly verbal text and include multimodal, in particular visual, manifestations of concepts and bundles. We explore the theorization, diffusion, and translation of such bundles through the combined use of quantitative and qualitative research methods.


Abstract (English)

This project extends our past research on the emergence, diffusion, and translation/adaptation of global management concepts/ideas and/or forms of organizing in two ways: First, we incorporate the observation that various concepts are linked to each other and essentially spread in multiple yet interdependent waves. Such a notion underscores that concepts come in ‘bundles’ and that the history of prior adoptions and translations as well as the relationship to other concepts and reciprocity of concepts, actions, and identities must be taken into account in order to fully understand the relevant dynamics. Second, we go beyond mostly verbal text and include multimodal, in particular visual, manifestations of concepts and bundles. We explore the theorization, diffusion, and translation of such bundles through the combined use of quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Publications

Journal article

2018 Höllerer, Markus, Jancsary, Dennis, Grafström, Maria. 2018. 'A picture is worth a thousand words': Multimodal sensemaking of the Global Financial Crisis. Organization Studies. 39 (5-6), 617-644. (Details)
  Barberio, Vitaliano, Höllerer, Markus, Meyer, Renate, Jancsary, Dennis. 2018. Organizational boundaries in fluid forms of production: The case of Apache open source software. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 57, 139-168. (Details)
2017 Jancsary, Dennis, Meyer, Renate, Höllerer, Markus, Barberio, Vitaliano. 2017. Toward a structural model of organizational-level institutional pluralism and logic interconnectedness. Organization Science 28 (6), 1150-1167. (Details)
2013 Höllerer, Markus. 2013. From taken-for-granted to explicit commitment: The rise of CSR in a corporatist country. Journal of Management Studies 50 (4): 573-606. open access (Details)
  Höllerer, Markus, Jancsary, Dennis, Meyer, Renate, Vettori, Oliver. 2013. Imageries of corporate social responsibility: Visual recontextualization and field-level meaning. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 39 (2), 139-174. open access (Details)
  Meyer, Renate, Höllerer, Markus, Jancsary, Dennis, van Leeuwen, Theo. 2013. The visual dimension in organizing, organization, and organization research: Core ideas, current developments, and promising avenues. Academy of Management Annals 7 (1), 487-553. open access (Details)
2010 Meyer, Renate, Höllerer, Markus. 2010. Meaning structures in a contested issue field: A topographic map of shareholder value in Austria. Academy of Management Journal 53 (6): 1241-1262. (Details)

Contribution to conference proceedings

2014 Höllerer, Markus, Jancsary, Dennis, Barberio, Vitaliano, Meyer, Renate. 2014. "Birds of a feather": Management knowledge as interlocking vocabularies. In Academy of Management Proceedings, Hrsg. Academy of Management, 873-878. Philadelphia: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2016 Jancsary, Dennis, Meyer, Renate, Höllerer, Markus, Barberio, Vitaliano. 2016. Recursive categorization and enactment of role identities in pluralistic institutional contexts. SCANCOR Brown Bag Series at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 17.10.-17.10. Invited Talk (Details)
  Barberio, Vitaliano, Meyer, Renate, Höllerer, Markus, Jancsary, Dennis. 2016. Structuring dynamics of novel forms of organizing: The case of Apache open source production. 12th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organization Theory, Luzern, Schweiz, 31.03.-01.04. (Details)
2015 Barberio, Vitaliano, Höllerer, Markus, Meyer, Renate, Jancsary, Dennis. 2015. Structuring dynamics of novel forms of organizing: The case of Apache open source software. Academy of Management Annual Conference, Vancouver, Kanada, 07.08.-11.08.. (Details)
  Barberio, Vitaliano, Höllerer, Markus, Meyer, Renate, Jancsary, Dennis. 2015. Structuring dynamics of novel forms of organizing: The case of Apache open source software. 31st EGOS Colloquium, Athen, Griechenland, 02.07.-04.07. (Details)
  Barberio, Vitaliano, Höllerer, Markus, Meyer, Renate, Jancsary, Dennis. 2015. Structuring dynamics of novel forms of organizing: The case of Apache open source software. SCORE Research Talk, Stockholm, Schweden, 03.12.-03.12. Invited Talk (Details)
  Meyer, Renate, Barberio, Vitaliano, Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus. 2015. The clustering and evolution of management knowledge: A vocabulary structure perspective on the 'interlocking theorization' of bundles. 10th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organization Theory, Wien, Österreich, 26.03.-27.03. (Details)
2014 Höllerer, Markus, Jancsary, Dennis, Grafström, Maria. 2014. 'A picture is worth a thousand words': Visually assigned meaning and meta-narratives of the Global Financial Crisis. 30th EGOS Colloquium, Rotterdam, Niederlande, 03.07.-05.07.. (Details)
  Meyer, Renate. 2014. Contested administration and multiple identities of public organizations. WIPCAD Research Seminar, Potsdam, Deutschland, 28.10.. Invited Talk (Details)
  Höllerer, Markus, Jancsary, Dennis, Barberio, Vitaliano, Meyer, Renate. 2014. Birds of a feather - Management knowledge as interlocking vocabularies. 11th SCANCOR PhD Workshop on Institutional Theory, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 05.01.-09.01. (Details)
  Höllerer, Markus, Jancsary, Dennis, Meyer, Renate, Barberio, Vitaliano. 2014. Management Knowledge as Interlocking Vocabularies. Organization Seminar Series, Uppsala, Schweden, 2.6. Invited Talk (Details)
  Jancsary, Dennis, Meyer, Renate, Höllerer, Markus, Barberio, Vitaliano. 2014. Recursive Categorization and Enactment of Role Identities in Pluralistic Institutional Contexts. The Phenomenology of Organizations: A SCANCOR Celebration of the Work of John Meyer, Boston, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 25.9.-27.9.2014. Invited Talk (Details)
  Meyer, Renate, Barberio, Vitaliano, Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus. 2014. The evolution of management knowledge: A vocabulary structure perspective. 10th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organization Theory, Rom, Italien, 20.03.-21.03. (Details)
2013 Jancsary, Dennis, Meyer, Renate, Höllerer, Markus, Barberio, Vitaliano. 2013. "Call a man a customer ...": Linking reciprocal identity enactment and field-level complexity. 29th EGOS Colloqium, Montréal, Kanada, 04.07.-06.07. (Details)
  Barberio, Vitaliano, Höllerer, Markus, Jancsary, Dennis, Meyer, Renate. 2013. A multiple boundaries approach to understanding the evolution of fluid and distributed forms of production. 9th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organization Theory, Warschau, Polen, 14.03.-15.03. (Details)
2012 Meyer, Renate, Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus, Barberio, Vitaliano. 2012. "Call a man a customer...": Reciprocal identity construction in the public sector. Scancor Symposium on Institutional Analysis, Wien, Österreich, 27.8.-31.8. (Details)
  Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus, Meyer, Renate, Barberio, Vitaliano. 2012. Constituting power relations through categorization and labeling in an Austrian municipal body of administration. 8th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organization Theory, Barcelona, Spanien, 15.03.-16.03.. (Details)
  Höllerer, Markus, Meyer, Renate. 2012. Domains of corporations' responsibilities in Austria. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 3.8.-7.8. (Details)
2011 Höllerer, Markus, Meyer, Renate. 2011. From serving shareholders to housing the homeless: Variations of good corporations' responsibilities in Austria. ABC Workshop, Boston, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 29.09.-01.10.2011. (Details)
2010 Höllerer, Markus, Meyer, Renate. 2010. Corporate social responsibility: Accountable to and responsible for whom? On social categorization of stakeholders among Austrian corporations. EM Lyon, 6th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organization Theory, Lyon, Frankreich, 25.03.-26.03.2010. (Details)
  Höllerer, Markus, Meyer, Renate. 2010. Corporate social responsibility: Accountable to and responsible for whom? On social categorization of stakeholders among Austrian corporations. LAEMOS 3rd Latin American and European Meeting on Organization Studies, Buenos Aires, Argentinien, 07.04.-10.04.2010. (Details)

Classification

Expertise

  • Network Analysis
  • Translation
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Diffusion of concepts and ideas
  • Bundles of management concepts
  • Framing
  • Institutional logics
  • Organizational institutionalism