The current project aims to understand (institutionally contested) practices are able to emerge and spread in an organizational field.
Project consists of following studiesBringing the past back in –history and persistence in organizations and institutions Becoming an Agent of Change. Organizational Founding History and Female Leaders’ Influence on Gender Equality in Workplaces Becoming an Agent of Change. Organizational Leaders’ Early-Career Experiences and Gender Equality at Workplaces Imprinting and contested practices: early-careers of public sector directors and the adoption of temporary employment in Dutch public sector organizations
The current project aims to understand (institutionally contested) practices are able to emerge and spread in an organizational field. We develop a new understanding by involving the until now undetermined role of organizational leaders. With this new framework, we hope to understand how organizations realize adoption of, for example, contested employment practices in the Dutch public sector.
- Contested terrain
- Institutional change
- Institutional entrepreneurs
- Temporary employment
- Employers’ organizations
- HR managers
- Organisation science
- Policy advisors
- Reshaping organizational forms
Theoretical backgroundWe draw on several streams of literature. i) literature on institutional entrepreneurship; ii) literature on institutionally contested practices; iii) imprinting literature; iv) literature on changing employment relationships.
Research designThe first year of this PhD project consists of a literature study to identify gaps in literature, gaps in data, and develop new theoretical frameworks and methods to address our research questions.