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Blackstone, an English Institutist: Legal Literature and the Rise of the Nation State

John W Cairns

in Law, Lawyers, and Humanism: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 1

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682096
eISBN:
9781474415989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682096.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The publication of Blackstone’s Commentaries in the 1760s initially gained a favourable reception. However, the criticisms made in 1776 by Bentham in the Fragment on Government did such serious ... More


– Theory versus Practice

Paul Bowman

in Post-Marxism Versus Cultural Studies: Theory, Politics and Intervention

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617623
eISBN:
9780748652785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617623.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines some key ways in which post-Marxist and related intellectual work (such as that of Judith Butler and Richard Rorty) conceives of itself as intervention, pursuing the matter of ... More


Institutional Work

Thomas B. Lawrence and Nelson Phillips

in Constructing Organizational Life: How Social-Symbolic Work Shapes Selves, Organizations, and Institutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198840022
eISBN:
9780191875632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840022.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Institutional work involves actors purposefully engaging with their institutional contexts in order to create, modify, or disrupt institutions. In this chapter, we review the history of institutions ... More


Institutional Work in Management and Organizational Research

Thomas B. Lawrence and Nelson Phillips

in Constructing Organizational Life: How Social-Symbolic Work Shapes Selves, Organizations, and Institutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198840022
eISBN:
9780191875632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840022.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Although the study of institutional work developed relatively recently it has inspired a significant body of research investigating how agents purposefully engage with their institutional context in ... More


Organizing Organic: Conflict and Compromise in an Emerging Market

Michael A. Haedicke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804795906
eISBN:
9780804798730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795906.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book traces the struggle to reconcile ideas and practices related to market growth, on the one hand, and sociocultural change, on the other, that exists within the U.S. organic foods sector. ... More


Theoretical Opportunities in the Study of Social-Symbolic Work

Thomas B. Lawrence and Nelson Phillips

in Constructing Organizational Life: How Social-Symbolic Work Shapes Selves, Organizations, and Institutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198840022
eISBN:
9780191875632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840022.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter builds on the discussions in previous chapters that focused on specific forms of social-symbolic work to explore two main sets of theoretical opportunities that arise from the ... More


Working Institutions

Stephen R. Barley

in Institutions and Organizations: A Process View

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198843818
eISBN:
9780191879517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843818.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

In this chapter Stephen Barley discusses his path to becoming an institutionalist through his immersion in the research of the Chicago School sociology of the 1950s and 1960s, especially Everett C. ... More


Visions of Transformation and Growth: Institutional Logics and Social Processes in the Organic Sector

Michael A. Haedicke

in Organizing Organic: Conflict and Compromise in an Emerging Market

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804795906
eISBN:
9780804798730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795906.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces the transformative and expansionary logics that exist in the organic sector, using both illustrative vignettes and formal exposition, and explains the book’s twin goals of (1) ... More


Stabilizing the Market, Dividing the Field: Federal Regulation, Field Settlement, and the Emergence of Conflict

Michael A. Haedicke

in Organizing Organic: Conflict and Compromise in an Emerging Market

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804795906
eISBN:
9780804798730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795906.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the passage of the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) of 1990 and the subsequent development of the National Organic Program (NOP), which established federal rules for the ... More


Institutional Work, Pockets of Change

Phyllis Moen

in Encore Adulthood: Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199357277
eISBN:
9780199357314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357277.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter addresses the third facet of the triple agenda: investigating and developing policy and practical innovations meant to reflect the reality of encore adulthood and promote, for those who ... More


Pride and Shame in Child and Family Social Work: Emotions and the Search for Humane Practice

Matthew Gibson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447344797
eISBN:
9781447344841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344797.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book reports on the first study into the role of pride and shame in social work practice. The concepts of pride, shame, guilt, humiliation, and embarrassment are outlined and analysed, providing ... More


Making Strategy: Theory and Practice

Richard Whittington

in Opening Strategy: Professional Strategists and Practice Change, 1960 to Today

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198738893
eISBN:
9780191802072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738893.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter introduces the theoretical framework for Opening Strategy. The book builds particularly on the practice theories of Anthony Giddens and Alasdair MacIntyre. Giddens identifies the ... More


Encore Adulthood: Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose

Phyllis Moen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199357277
eISBN:
9780199357314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357277.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book describes a new life stage, encore adulthood, sandwiched between conventional adulthood—traditional careers and childrearing—and conventional old age. A time of varied paths in work, ... More


Doing Institutional Riskwork in a Mental Health Hospital

Véronique Labelle and Linda Rouleau

in Riskwork: Essays on the Organizational Life of Risk Management

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198753223
eISBN:
9780191814877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753223.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Building on a single ethnographic case study, we explore the riskwork performed by members of a mental health hospital. Based on multidisciplinary meetings observations and forty in-depth ... More


The Academic Arms Race: International Rankings and Global Competition for World-Class Universities

Jürgen Enders

in The Institutional Development of Business Schools

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198713364
eISBN:
9780191781773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713364.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter draws on institutional field theories in discussing the institutional work done by international rankings in the global competition for world-class universities. Rankings provide an ... More


The Work of Making Risk Frameworks

David Demortain

in Riskwork: Essays on the Organizational Life of Risk Management

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198753223
eISBN:
9780191814877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753223.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

The work of managing risks is routinely organized through models or frameworks, which describe its processes, actors, responsibilities, and expected outcomes in an idealized manner. Little is known ... More


Strategic Planning: Choice and Competition

Richard Whittington

in Opening Strategy: Professional Strategists and Practice Change, 1960 to Today

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198738893
eISBN:
9780191802072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738893.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter examines the development of strategic planning practices from around 1960. Strategic planning advanced on the prior practice of long-range planning by emphasizing choice, competition, ... More


Strategic Management: Change and Implementation

Richard Whittington

in Opening Strategy: Professional Strategists and Practice Change, 1960 to Today

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198738893
eISBN:
9780191802072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738893.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter examines the development of strategic management practices from the late 1970s. Strategic management advanced on the prior practices of strategic planning by emphasizing change and ... More


Opening Strategy: Practices and Professionals

Richard Whittington

in Opening Strategy: Professional Strategists and Practice Change, 1960 to Today

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198738893
eISBN:
9780191802072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738893.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter introduces the central arguments of Opening Strategy. In particular, it traces the development of three key strategic practices since the middle of the last century to today: strategic ... More


Changing Strategy—for the Better

Richard Whittington

in Opening Strategy: Professional Strategists and Practice Change, 1960 to Today

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198738893
eISBN:
9780191802072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738893.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter summarizes how Strategy’s practices have become gradually more open and inclusive since the middle of the last century. In particular, it underlines how the development of first ... More


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