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Doing deals in a global law firm: the reciprocity of institutions and work

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Since the early 1990s, institutional approaches to organizations have increasingly focused on explaining the role of agency in processes of institutional creation and transformation. The paradox of embedded agency, the question of how actors can become motivated and enabled to transform supposedly taken-for-granted practices, structures and norms has become the fundamental puzzle of contemporary institutional theory. Recent attempts to resolve this puzzle under the label of “institutional wor...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Research group:
Centre for Professional Service Firms
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
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SSD
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Publication date:
2008
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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