Quotation Pernkopf, Katharina. 2014. The Competent Actor: Bridging Institutional Logics and French Pragmatist Sociology. Journal of Management Inquiry 23 (3): 333-337.




Traditional institutional analysis and the conceptualization of a competent actor - an ordinary individual at times culturally disembedded and capable of proactively engaging with institutional complexity - have not made the best bedfellows so far. This is about to change. Limitations in the institutional logics perspective regarding its microfoundations are now beginning to be addressed and attention has shifted to the theorizing of actorhood. Recent work on institutional biography and reflexivity stresses the importance of agency in bringing the actor back into the debate around institutional logics or institutional orders in a broader sense. This commentary speaks to the growing research interest in actor's "on the ground" dealing with multiple logics. The notion of the competent actor and its potential to be further developed from an institutional logics perspective together with French pragmatist sociology are discussed.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Management Inquiry
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, INF-A, MAN-A, STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title The Competent Actor: Bridging Institutional Logics and French Pragmatist Sociology
Volume 23
Number 3
Year 2014
Page from 333
Page to 337
URL http://jmi.sagepub.com/content/23/3/333


Pernkopf, Katharina (Former researcher)
Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organizational Behavior IN (Details)
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