Quotation Greenwood, Royston, Raynard, Mia, Kodeih, Farah, Micelotta, Evelyn R. , Lounsbury, Michael. 2011. Institutional Complexity and Organizational Responses. Academy of Management Annals. 5 317-371.




Organizations face institutional complexity whenever they confront incompatible prescriptions from multiple institutional logics. Our interest is in how plural institutional logics, refracted through field-level structures and processes, are experienced within organizations and how organizations respond to such complexity. We draw on a variety of cognate literatures to discuss the field-level structural characteristics and organizational attributes that shape institutional complexity. We then explore the repertoire of strategies and structures that organizations deploy to cope with multiple, competing demands. The analytical framework developed herein is presented to guide future scholarship in the systematic analysis of institutional complexity. We conclude by suggesting avenues for future research.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Academy of Management Annals
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, MAN-A+, STRAT-A, WH-A
Language English
Title Institutional Complexity and Organizational Responses
Volume 5
Year 2011
Page from 317
Page to 371
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19416520.2011.590299
DOI n.a.
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Raynard, Mia (Details)
Greenwood, Royston (University of Alberta, Canada)
Kodeih, Farah (ESSEC, France)
Lounsbury, Michael (University of Alberta, Canada)
Micelotta, Evelyn R. (University of Alberta, Canada)
Management DP (Details)
Institute for Change Management and Management Development IN (Details)
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