Sub-theme 59: Actor-centered Institutionalism: Comparing Actors, Contexts, Interactions and Change

Ruth V. Aguilera, Northeastern University, USA
Mike Geppert, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany
Gregory Jackson, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Session I: Thursday, July 04, 11:00 to 12:30, DHT - LG.11
Introduction into the Topic of the Sub-theme
Chair: Gregory Jackson
Christoph Dörrenbächer and Mike Geppert
The transfer of the global value chain approach into research on global factories: Insights into theory borrowing in international business
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Ruth V. Aguilera
Frido Wenten
Institutions and relational agency – Revisiting challenges for theories of institutional change
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Gregory Jackson
Session II: Thursday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Institutions, Actors and CSR – I - Room: DHT - LG.11
Chair: Ruth V. Aguilera
Philipp A. Thompson
Transactional finance and the rise of shareholder value-oriented governance
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Majid Khan
Mi Tran and Eshani Beddewela
National governance systems and CSR engagement: The case of Southeast Asian countries
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Kathleen Park
Kathleen Park and Frederick Wallace
Institutions, actors and acquisitions in Corporate Social Responsibility from emerging markets
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mi Tran
Parallel Stream B: Social Agency and Institutional Change in Alternative Organizational Forms - Room: DHT - LG.10
Chair: Mike Geppert
Marcel Maurer, Norbert Bach and Simon Oertel
Middle management as target of change: Middle managers and their role in implementing post-bureaucratic structures
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Alessia Contu
Roberta Cuel and Diego Ponte
Actor-centered institutionalism and changes: A case study of a hybrid organization
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Vikash Sinha
Alessia Contu, Barbara Barbieri and Marco Zurru
Workers' recovered firms
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Marcel Maurer
Session III: Friday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Institutions, Actors and CSR – II - Room: DHT - LG.11
Chair: Gregory Jackson
Gabriela Gutierrez-Huerter O
Between implicit and explicit CSR: institutional complementarities and their influence on MNE subsidiaries’ experience of and responses to institutional plurality
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Chikako Oka
Enrico Fontana, Jos Gamble, Chikako Oka and Hyemi Shin
Conceptualizing corporate social responsibility (CSR) in East Asia: The institutional work of CSR professionals in Korea and Japan
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Gabriela Gutierrez-Huerter O
Majid Khan, James Lockhart and Ralph Bathurst
Decoupling CSR: Getting beyond the ‘what’ to ‘why’
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Philipp Thompson
Parallel Stream B: Comparative Institutional Analysis - Room: DHT - LG.10
Chair: Ruth V. Aguilera
Matthew Allen, Mohammad Bakhtiar Rana and Jiajia Liu
Comparative institutional analysis and institutional voids: The influence of firm heterogeneity and host-country institutions and contexts
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Liudmyla Svystunova
Liudmyla Svystunova, Gerhard Schnyder, Olivier Butzbach and Douglas B. Fuller
State-owned enterprises as institutional actors
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Matthew Allen
Alia Crocker and Ari Yezegel
Corporate social responsibility perceptions: Examining analyst stock recommendation revisions under shareholder and humane orientations
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Dimitry Jacob
Session IV: Friday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Actors and Power in MNCs - Room: DHT - LG.11
Chair: Mike Geppert
Florian Olischer
Location strategy as response by MNEs: the case of European low-cost civil aviation
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Joey Soehardjojo
Joey Soehardjojo
How do low-power actors gain influence, legitimacy and power in a global corporation’s network?
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Florian Olischer
Amani Shajera
Actors and HRM Practices in Chinese MNCs
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Alissa Hankache
Alissa Hankache
Using power and uncertainty zones to affect the transfer of human resource management practices in multinational companies: A micro-political approach
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Amani Shajera
Format: 5-minute presentation by authors, 5-minute presentation by discussant, group discussion
Parallel Stream B: Governance, Logics and Resistance - Room: DHT - LG.10
Chair: Gregory Jackson
Kevin Chuah
Strategic mobilization of shareholder activists on ESG issues
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Shawaaf M. Alshawaaf
Shi-Rong Lee
Changing market logics? The pressure from foreign investors
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Ozan Duygulu
Ozan Duygulu and Behlül Üsdiken
Corporate governance goes to alien lands: Arrival and travels in Turkey
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Shi-Rong Lee
Nasser Alshawaaf and Soo Hee Lee
Collective mobilisation and the emergence of a hybrid logic: The case of Louvre Abu Dhabi
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Kevin Chuah
Format: 5-minute presentation by authors, 5-minute presentation by discussant, group discussion
Session V: Friday, July 05, 14:00 to 15:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Micro-institutions, Sensemaking and Identity - Room: DHT - LG.11
Chair: Mike Geppert
Olivier Cristofini and Thomas Roulet
Let’s play… with trash: The role of gamification in the institutionalization of a socially innovative practice
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mike Geppert
Matthew Mount, Rich DeJordy and Tyrone Pitsis
A socio-cognitive model of logic formation in complex institutional fields
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Krijn Turkenburg
Krijn Turkenburg, Joep P. Cornelissen and Mirjam Werner
The organization as a purposeful actor: Unfolding the concept of organizational character
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Matthew Mount
Parallel Stream B: Financialization, Governance and Policy Games - Room: DHT - LG.10
Chair: Ruth V. Aguilera
Padmavathi Shenoy and Smita Chattopadhyay
From charitable care to sustainable care: Navigating the paradox of appropriate technology
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Evelyn Micelotta
Mhamed Biygautane and Evelyn Micelotta
Actors, institutions and organizations: How policy games affect the implementation of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Kuwait
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Padmavathi Shenoy
Vikash Sinha and Marika Arena
Institutional complexity and low-level governance actors: Theorizing agency in the mundane governance work
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Diego Ponte
Session VI: Saturday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Professionals, Identities and Divers Institutional Logics - Room: DHT - LG.11
Chair: Gregory Jackson
Donald Nordberg
Different marches of the machines: Institutional change and identity work of professionals
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Terry McNulty
Terry McNulty
Studying director accountability at law: Actor-centred institutionalism and practice
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Donald Nordberg
Zografia Bika and Simy Joy
Intra-logic plurality and family business heterogeneity
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Emmanuelle Reuter
Parallel Stream B: Acquisitions, Entrepreneurs and Host Country Influences - Room: DHT - LG.10
Chair: Mike Geppert
Daphne Yiu and William Wan
Making international acquisition ownership decision: Enlightened by the public Thermostat
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Carmelo Paviera
Dimitry Jacob
Shaping host country institutions: A study of a collaborative corporate agency in Russian pharmaceutical industry
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Florian Becker-Ritterspach
Carmelo Paviera, Gerald McDermott and Richard Woodward
Economic governance and the paradox of the informal economy: How institutional entrepreneurs exploit robust action in a polycentric system
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Daphne Yiu
Session VII: Saturday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, DHT - LG.11
Wrap-up – What Did We Learn?
Chair: Ruth V. Aguilera
Emmanuelle Reuter, Florian Überbacher and Andreas Georg Scherer
In the “territorial trap”: Swiss private banks’ responses to transnational institutional complexity
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Ruth V. Aguilera
Florian Becker-Ritterspach, Knut Lange and Matthew Allen
Varieties of home country measures in firm internationalization: Market-led, business-led and state-led economies compared
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Gregory Jackson
William il-kuk Kang and Asmund Rygh
Diversity in models for corporate governance and CSR: A focus on informal institutions
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mike Geppert