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Business and Management., public administration, Organisation Theory, History
Actor-network theory is considered to have great potential for broadening and deepening our grasp of institutional work (LAWRENCE; SUDDABY, 2006). Given its focus on process, ANT offers a means to breathe life into the practices associated with institutionalization. With Callon’s (1986) four moments of translation as analytical lens, and with Ireland’s Industrial Development Authority as empirical example, I seek to address the concerns of Clegg and Machado da Silva (2009) by reconsidering “the role of agency, power, persistence and change in the process of institutionalization”.
Donnelly, P. (2010) ‘Constructing and Disrupting Ireland’s Industrial Development Authority’, Cadernos-EBAPE 8(2): 302-22 [Online]. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1679-39512010000200008