Reconciling institutional theory with organizational theories

  • de la luz Fernández‐Alles M
  • Valle‐Cabrera R
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Purpose – The aim of the paper is to review and compare traditional and new institutional postulates in order to address some of the criticism that this theory has received. Design/methodology/approach – Throughout this paper, five interesting paradoxes are presented in management contexts of change, the creation of competitive advantages, and organizational behaviour. Findings – Light is shed on the integration efforts that seek to combine institutional theory with transaction cost theory, the resource-based view of the firm, and the resource dependence theory. Originality/value – The paper reviews the Oliver contribution work done around neoinstitutional theory. The paper offers a different view of organizational change, the creation of competitive advantage, and organizational behaviour. Keywords Organizational change, Organizational theory, Competitive advantage, Organizational behaviour

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  • María de la luz Fernández‐Alles

  • Ramón Valle‐Cabrera

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