Quotation Meyer, Renate, Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus. 2021. Zones of meaning, Leitideen, institutional logics – and practices: A phenomenological institutional perspective on shared meaning structures. Research in the Sociology of Organizations. 70, 161-186.


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We review and discuss theoretical approaches from both within and outside of institutional organization theory with regard to their specific insights on what we call “regionalized zones of meaning” – that is, clusters of social meaning that can be distinguished from one another, but at the same time interact and, in specific configurations, form distinct societies. We suggest that bringing meaning structures back into focus is important and may counter-balance the increasing preoccupation of institutional scholars with micro-foundations and the related emphasis on micro-level activities. We bring together central ideas from research on institutional logics with some foundational insights by Max Weber, Alfred Schütz, and German sociologists Rainer Lepsius and Karl-Siegbert Rehberg. In doing so, we also take a cautious look at “practices” by discussing their potential place and role in an institutional framework as well as by exploring generative conversations with proponents of practice theory. We wish to provide inspiration for institutional research interested in shared meaning structures, their relationships to one another, and how they translate into institutional orders.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Research in the Sociology of Organizations
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Zones of meaning, Leitideen, institutional logics – and practices: A phenomenological institutional perspective on shared meaning structures
Volume 70,
Year 2021
Page from 161
Page to 186
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/S0733-558X20200000070005/full/html
DOI https://doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X20200000070005
Open Access N

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Meyer, Renate (Details)
Jancsary, Dennis (Details)
Höllerer, Markus (Details)
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Urban Management and Governance (Meyer) (Details)
Institute for Organization Studies IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5324 Organizational research (Details)
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