Institutional Work & Individual Competence: The role of interactions in creating maintaining and disrupting institutions.

Sabini, Luca and Muzio, Daniel (2012) Institutional Work & Individual Competence: The role of interactions in creating maintaining and disrupting institutions. In: Workshop di Organizzazione Aziendale, 28-29 May 2012, Verona.

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This work is a research proposal on microfoundations of neo-institutional theory. This proposal suggests to analyze, through the lens of neo-institutional theory, the role of individual competences in creating, maintaining, and disrupting institutions. Individuals exercise influence on the type of processes and operations that the organization carries on [1]. When these influences enable organizational innovation through the introduction of new practices, the underpinning mechanisms assume importance as premises for organizational design. In this study we propose to analyze a case of successful design and implementation of a service platform in the Italian public sector, supporting the interaction among Public Administrations (PA), Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and citizens. This platform has been successfully adopted through software re-use projects in more than 140 local PAs in the Toscana Region, resulting in an interesting case-study to understand the influence of individual competence and their interactions in fostering innovation.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Research documents and activity classification: Conference Items > National Conferences > Uninvited Submissions
Divisions: Department of Business and Management > CeRSI (Information Systems Research Centre)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Institutional Work, individual competence, individual interactions.
MIUR Scientific Area: Area 13 - Economics and Statistics > SECS-P/10 Business Organisation
Deposited by: Luca Sabini
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2012 09:23
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2015 23:15


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