Actors and Actorhood in Institutional Theory

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Concepts of actors and actorhood, and different interpretations of these concepts, underlie many debates in institutional research. The three Point-Counterpoint articles presented here seek to reflect on what actorhood means in institutional theory. They offer thought-provoking perspectives on the relationship between human agency and the normative arrangements underpinning institutional behaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)867-872
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of management studies
Issue number4
Early online date30 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020

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  • actorhood
  • actors
  • cognition
  • communication
  • institutional theory
  • phenomenology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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