Workshop Series: Bob Hinings
Abstract: We seek to contribute to institutional theory by connecting theorization and translation; two processes that have been investigated separately yet are related as they play different yet equally important roles in facilitating the travel of institutions. Based on an inductive case study of the Ontario wine industry, we show that the roles of these processes in developing a local version of a global institution can be depicted as an iterative cycle that encompasses three phases: local model creation (ex-ante theorization), local model adoption and modification (translation), and post-hoc evaluation of whether the local model needs further elaboration (ex-post theorization).
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Professor Bob Hinings is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Alberta. He is a leader in the field of organization studies, receiving the Distinguished Scholar Award of the Organization and Management Theory division of the US Academy of Management in 1999. He was made a Fellow of the US Academy of Management and of the Royal Society of Canada in the Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2000. He has an extensive track record of research publications and grant collaborations, beginning with the Aston studies in England in the 1960s which were published as a series of papers in Administrative Science Quarterly and focusing more recently on institutional change in the Canadian accounting profession and health care. He has over 90 publications in leading journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Studies. He has been an editorial board member of Administrative Science Quarterly and an editor of Organization Studies.