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21.11.2019 13:22

Article on conflicting institutionals logics and the role of the logic of innovation for intrapreneurial groups

Seidenschnur, Tim (2019): The Logic of Innovation. A Study on the Narrative Construction of Intrapreneurial Groups in the Light of Competing Institutional Logics. Historical Social Research 44 (4): 222-249

This paper analyzes the narrative construction of intrapreneurial groups within different institutional logics. The logic of innovation establishes narratives, which determine how sense-making and the narrative construction of intrapreneurial groups occur.  The paper analyzes these narratives and the way in which intrapreneurial groups are socially constructed within them. However, the analysis shows that while the logic of innovation is diffused throughout the entire organization, it comes into conflict with other logics when members of the organization apply it to discussions on upcoming changes. Within these conflicts, the narrative construction of intrapreneurial groups changes. The paper further contributes to research on intrapreneurial groups by analyzing how the narrative construction of intrapreneurial groups changes according to other logics, which are taken up in order to restrict the logic of innovation and confront the logic of innovation in conflicts.

doi: 10.12759/hsr.44.2019.4.222-249