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How emerging organizations take form: The role of imprinting and values in organizational bricolage

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Title: How emerging organizations take form: The role of imprinting and values in organizational bricolage
Authors: Perkmann, M
Spicer, A
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: We examine how emerging organizations acquire shape by drawing on multiple organizational forms, a process we call organizational bricolage. Studying Indymedia London, a grassroots media collective, we propose a grounded theory of organizational bricolage that identifies how various types of organizational forms are selected, and how they are instantiated into the organization. While extant research has emphasized imprinting as primary mechanism shaping newly founded organizations, we point to the additional role of organizational values. Emerging organizations augment their imprinted forms by using ancillary forms aligned with their organizational values, and reinforce their core features by differentiating themselves from antagonistic forms that conflict with their values. We contribute to the literature on organizational formation by developing a process model that details how imprinted forms are subsequently modified. Moreover, we extend theories of bricolage by specifying the limits to the relative arbitrariness of bricolage as an activity, and contribute to the study of organizational values by suggesting they act as a focusing device shaping organizational structure.
Issue Date: Nov-2014
Date of Acceptance: 1-Mar-2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/26164
DOI: 10.1287/orsc.2014.0916
ISSN: 1526-5455
Publisher: INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences)
Start Page: 1785
End Page: 1806
Journal / Book Title: Organization Science
Volume: 25
Issue: 6
Copyright Statement: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. You are free to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt this work, but you must attribute this work as “Organization Science. Copyright 2014 INFORMS. http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/orsc.2014.0916, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/.” Page Range: 1785 - 1806
Sponsor/Funder: Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)
Funder's Grant Number: ES/G038082/1
Keywords: Social Sciences
Management
Business & Economics
bricolage
organizational forms
imprinting
organizational values
entrepreneurship
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
MANAGEMENT
EMERGENCE
IDENTITY
CONSTRUCTION
PERFORMANCE
STRATEGIES
RESOURCES
DYNAMICS
CONTEXT
Organizational forms
Imprinting
Bricolage
Organizational values
Entrepreneurship
Business & Management
1503 Business and Management
1505 Marketing
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2014-07-11
Appears in Collections:Imperial College Business School



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