How Standards enable the emergence of sustainable construction as a new organizational field

Eva Boxenbaum, Susse Georg, Satu Reijonen, Gabriela Garza de Linde

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This paper examines the role of standards in the emergence of new fields. We analyzed the current formation of sustainable construction as a new field within the Danish construction sector. Data were derived from four qualitative studies on mandatory and voluntary standards pertaining to sustainability. On the basis of these studies, we propose that standards shape the emergence of new fields within an existing 'parental' field by 1) stimulating innovation and encouraging other actors to adopt this innovation, 2) generating boundaries around a distinct actor group that become associated with a new field, and 3) drawing legitimacy from central actors and creating networks that facilitate the mobilization of new field members. We conclude with implications for institutionalist research on structuration and field formation as well as implications for the practice of sustainable construction.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Titel73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management : Capitalism in question
ForlagAcademy of Management
Publikationsdato2013
StatusUdgivet - 2013
Udgivet eksterntJa
BegivenhedAnnual Meeting of the Academy of Management - Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida, Orlando, USA
Varighed: 9 aug. 201313 aug. 2013
Konferencens nummer: 73

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KonferenceAnnual Meeting of the Academy of Management
Nummer73
LokationLake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida
LandUSA
ByOrlando
Periode09/08/201313/08/2013

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Boxenbaum, E., Georg, S., Reijonen, S., & Garza de Linde, G. (2013). How Standards enable the emergence of sustainable construction as a new organizational field. I 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: Capitalism in question Academy of Management.
Boxenbaum, Eva ; Georg, Susse ; Reijonen, Satu ; Garza de Linde, Gabriela. / How Standards enable the emergence of sustainable construction as a new organizational field. 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: Capitalism in question. Academy of Management, 2013.
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Boxenbaum, E, Georg, S, Reijonen, S & Garza de Linde, G 2013, How Standards enable the emergence of sustainable construction as a new organizational field. i 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: Capitalism in question. Academy of Management, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, USA, 09/08/2013.

How Standards enable the emergence of sustainable construction as a new organizational field. / Boxenbaum, Eva; Georg, Susse; Reijonen, Satu ; Garza de Linde, Gabriela.

73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: Capitalism in question. Academy of Management, 2013.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingKonferenceartikel i proceedingForskningpeer review

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Boxenbaum E, Georg S, Reijonen S, Garza de Linde G. How Standards enable the emergence of sustainable construction as a new organizational field. I 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: Capitalism in question. Academy of Management. 2013