- Institutions and Institutional Logics
- Society is comprised of multiple institutions, with each institution evolving its own set of institutional logics. Institutions include the professions, the market, the corporation, the family, and the religions. The content of an institution's logics provides distinctive categories, collective understandings, values, motives, and role identities. In organisational settings, institutional logics are a lens through which individuals evaluate the legitimacy and meaning of aspects of the organisation, including organisational goals, structures and practices. The existence of multiple institutional logics means that organisational practices which seem meaningful and propoer within one set of logics may become contentious when another set of logics is applied. Contests over institutional logics are a driver of change in organisational fields as diverse as healthcare and cricket.
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- Academy of International Business
- Awarded University Medal, University of Southern Queensland 1989
- Awarded University Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Southern Queensland 1996
- Awarded a Dean's Commendation for Outstanding PhD thesis, University of Queensland 2007
- Awarded UQ Business School Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence 2008
|Investigates the process of disruption and change by examining how the impact of an environmental jolt on a profession unfolds over time through interplay between institutional, organisational and individual levels||Australian Research Council, Discovery||2014-2016||$235,000|