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Institutional awareness. Examining agency in institutional theory

Abstract : Drawing on dual-process theory and mindfulness research this article sets out to shed light on the conditions that need to be met to create “a reflexive shift in consciousness” argued to be a key foundational mechanism for agency in institutional theory. Although past research has identified different exogenous triggers to evoke shifts in consciousness, such as conflicting logics or socio-economic shocks, we argue that a reflexive shift in consciousness can also be cultivated by developing mindfulness. We develop a typology to depict conditions that need to be met to enable a reflexive shift in consciousness to emerge and argue for how the varying levels of mindfulness in the form of internal and external awareness may manifest as distinct responses to the institutional environment the actor is embedded in.
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Catarina Ahlvik, Eva Boxenbaum. Institutional awareness. Examining agency in institutional theory. European Theory Development Workshop, Hanken School of Economics, Jun 2016, Helsinki, Finland. ⟨hal-01368291⟩

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