Giddens à la Carte? Appraising empirical applications of Structuration Theory in management and organization studies

F. den Hond, F.K. Boersma, L. Heres, E.H.J. Kroes, E. van Oirschot

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Abstract

There is an increasing interest in the application of Structuration Theory in the
fields of management and organization studies. Based upon a thorough literature
review, we have come up with a data-set to assess how Structuration Theory
has been used in empirical research. We use three key concepts of this theory (duality of structure, knowledgeability, and time-space) as sensitizing concepts
for our analysis. We conclude that the greatest potential of Structuration Theory
for management and organization studies is to view it as a process theory that
offers a distinct building block for explaining intra and interorganizational
change, as exemplified through concepts such as routine, script, genre, practice, and discourse.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalJournal of Political Power
Volume5
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)239-264
Number of pages26
ISSN2158-379X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01.08.2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

Keywords

  • 514,1 Sociology
  • knowledgeability; duality of structure
  • 512 Business and Management

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