PUTTING COMMUNICATION FRONT AND CENTER IN INSTITUTIONAL THEORY AND ANALYSIS

TitlePUTTING COMMUNICATION FRONT AND CENTER IN INSTITUTIONAL THEORY AND ANALYSIS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsCornelissen JP, Durand R, Fiss PC, Lammers JC, Vaara E
JournalAcademy of Management Review
Volume40
Issue1
Pagination10-27
Date PublishedJan
ISBN Number0363-7425
Accession NumberWOS:000347146600002
Abstract

We conceptualize the roots of cognitive, linguistic, and communicative theories of institutions and outline the promise and potential of a stronger communication focus for institutional theory. In particular, we outline a theoretical approach that puts communication at the heart of theories of institutions, institutional maintenance, and change, and we label this approach communicative institutionalism. We then provide a brief introduction to the set of articles contained in the Special Topic Forum on Communication, Cognition, and Institutions and describe the innovative theorizing of these articles in the direction of communicative theories of institutions. Finally, we sketch a research agenda and further steps and possibilities for theory and research integrating communication and institutions.

DOI10.5465/amr.2014.0381