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    Duos and Duels in Field Evolution: How Governments and Interorganizational Networks Relate

    Mountford, Nicola and Geiger, Susi (2018) Duos and Duels in Field Evolution: How Governments and Interorganizational Networks Relate. Organization Studies. ISSN 0170-8406

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    We live in an era where models of governing are changing rapidly under multifaceted evolutionary pressures and where, at the same time, organizational fields are becoming increasingly networked. With this paper, we add to the field dynamics literature, focusing on the space where these evolutionary pressures coincide – the interactions of Governments and interorganizational networks. We examine the roles that interorganizational networks play in relation to Government actors under particular long- and short-term institutional and governance conditions. We articulate four roles that networks may play in relation to Government: advocate, technology, judge and ruler. We argue that long-term institutional logics, combined with short-term Government action in response to a particular field evolution, may predict the role that the interorganizational network will assume in relation to Government in that particular field scenario. We discuss flows through the typology as conditions change and we conclude by presenting an agenda for future research in the field dynamics and interorganizational networks research domains that leverages our proposed network role typology.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: field evolution; interorganizational networks; organizational fields; public organizing; social structure;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 11287
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    Depositing User: Nicola Mountford
    Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 16:13
    Journal or Publication Title: Organization Studies
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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