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    Managing by proxy: Organizational networks as institutional levers in evolving public good markets

    Mountford, Nicola (2019) Managing by proxy: Organizational networks as institutional levers in evolving public good markets. Journal of Business Research, 98. pp. 92-104. ISSN 0148-2963

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    Governments must ensure the sustainability of public goods in the face of evolutionary pressures: increasing private market power, escalating resource constraints and heightening consumer expectations. Research has demonstrated that organizational networks can be used to drive and shape markets but that institutionalized norms, values, and practices can block market change. I ask how governments can use networks to shape markets by proxy, complementing direct regulatory intervention. I draw on organizational networks literature, institutional theory, and longitudinal empirical evidence to examine government efforts to form a new interorganizational network to challenge institutional norms in Ireland's eHealth market. I identify three key processes that governments engage in when using networks to influence institutional change in evolving markets: empowering institutional challengers, reconciling competing institutional logics, and bridging policy and practice

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Public organizing; Market studies; Inter-organizational networks; Institutional theory; eHealth;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 11288
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    Depositing User: Nicola Mountford
    Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 16:15
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Business Research
    Publisher: Elsevier
    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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