The Impact of Material Artifacts and Visual Representations on the Institutionalization of Innovations


Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • Danish Researcg Fund

Duration Sept. 1, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2016

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

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Abstract (English)

This research project inquires into the material and visual dimensions of institutional processes, which have largely escaped analytical inquiry so far. Addressing the current material and visual turn in the social sciences, the project illuminates the impact of material and visual artifacts on the institutionalization of innovations. Focus is given to the interaction between artifacts (their material and/or visual components) and audiences (their aesthetic and behavioral responses to artifacts) in the formation of new institutions, understood as collective taken-for-granted beliefs and associated Patterns of practice. Four empirical research projects will be undertaken, spanning from corporate social responsibility to concrete as a building material, modernist architecture, and city identity.
Project 1 (proejct leader Renate Meyer) focuses on visual representations and their role in processes of institutionalization.

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Publications

Book (monograph)

2019 Höllerer, Markus, van Leeuwen, Theo, Jancsary, Dennis, Meyer, Renate, Andersen, Thomas, Vaara, Eero. 2019. Visual and multimodal research in organization and management studies. London & New York: Routledge. (Details)

Journal article

2018 Jancsary, Dennis, Meyer, Renate, Höllerer, Markus, Boxenbaum, Eva. 2018. Institutions as multimodal accomplishments: Towards the analysis of visual registers. Research in the Sociology of Organizations 54 (A), 87-117. (Details)
  Höllerer, Markus, Daudigeos, Thibault, Jancsary, Dennis. 2018. Multimodality, meaning, and institutions: Editorial. Research in the Sociology of Organizations 54 (A), 1-24. (Details)
  Meyer, Renate, Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus, Boxenbaum, Eva. 2018. The role of verbal and visual text in the process of institutionalization. Academy of Management Review. 43 (3), 1-27. (Details)

Chapter in edited volume

2017 Jones, Candace, Meyer, Renate, Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus. 2017. The material and visual basis of institutions. In: The SAGE handbook of organizational institutionalism, Hrsg. Greenwood, R., Oliver, C., Lawrence, T. B., Meyer, R. E. 621-646. London u.a. Sage. open access (Details)

Edited book (editorship)

2018 Höllerer, Markus, Daudigeos, Thibault, Jancsary, Dennis, Hrsg. 2018. Multimodality, meaning, and institutions. Research in the Sociology of Organizations Vol. 54. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2018 Jancsary, Dennis, Meyer, Renate, Höllerer, Markus, Boxenbaum, Eva. 2018. Visual and multimodal instantiations of role identities and stakeholder relations. 34th EGOS Colloquium, Tallinn, Estland, 05.07.-07.07. (Details)
2017 Meyer, Renate, Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus, Boxenbaum, Eva. 2017. How to draw an institution? Towards a structural analysis of visual and multimodal registers. 13th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organization Theory, Jerusalem, Israel, 19.03.-20.03. (Details)
  Meyer, Renate, Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus, Boxenbaum, Eva. 2017. The role of verbal and visual text in the process of institutionalization. The SCANCOR-Weatherhead Spring 2017 Conference, Cambridge, MA, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 11.05.-12.05. (Details)