Institutional Effects of Interorganizational Collaborations: The Emergency of Proto-Institutions

  • Lawrence T
  • Hardy C
  • N. P
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· Assesses the impact of different forms of collaboration (cooperative, interorganizational relationship that doesn't rely on market or hierarchical control mechanisms) on institutional fields · Practices, technologies & rules that are narrowly diffused and only weakly entrenched but have the potential to become widely institutionalized = proto-institutions · Multi-stage process: collaborations are designed to produce some form of innovation, leading to new practices, technologies & rules, which diffuse beyond the boundaries of the collaboration, becoming proto-institutions. · The type of interactions (deep vs. shallow), structures (partership, coalition, etc.), and information flow (unidirectional, bidirectional, or multidirectional) form the characteristics of collaboration which can hinder or promote the emergence of proto-institutions

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  • Organization Theory
  • Sociological Institutionalism

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