Institutional continuity and the Dutch construction industry fiddle

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    Abstract

    The article deals with the question of how institutional continuity is realized. It presents an analysis of the continuation of the institution of pre-consultation in the Dutch construction industry over a period of nine years, after this was declared illegal as a consequence of European Union regulations. The analysis utilizes a structuration-based practice approach to institutionalization. The findings suggest that institutional continuity is a matter of a social mechanism which emerges as a consequence of the particular way in which practices are enacted, and which has the effect of repairing and/or concealing contradiction so that change is not initiated.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages1559-1585
    Number of pages27
    JournalOrganization Studies
    Volume32
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

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    Keywords

    • collusion
    • construction industry
    • institutional change
    • institutional theory
    • practices
    • social mechanism
    • structuration

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