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Pas seulement des «lemmings». Les relations entre les organisations et leur environnement dans le néo-institutionnalisme sociologique


  • Bernard Leca

    (Nottingham University Business School)


(VF)Développé pour expliquer l’isomorphisme interorganisationnel, le néo-institutionnalisme sociologique insiste initialement sur l’influence de l’environnement social et culturel sur les organisations, prenant peu en compte leur capacité d’action stratégique. Des évolutions récentes et moins connues de ce courant réintroduisent au cœur du néo-institutionnalisme les capacités stratégiques des agents et notamment leurs aptitudes à modifier les «règles du jeu» qui régissent l’environnement, proposant ainsi de nouvelles perspectives en théorie des organisations comme en stratégie. (VA)Developed to explain mimetic behaviours among organizations, the new institutionalism in organizational analysis initially emphasized the social and cultural environment’s influence on organizations, while giving little consideration to actors’ capacities to act strategically. Recent evolutions in institutional analysis have introduced actors’ strategic capacities into new institutional-ism at central place. Doing so, they consider the actors’ capacities to shape the «rules of the game» and eventually provide new perspectives, both in organizational theory and in strategy.

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  • Bernard Leca, 2006. "Pas seulement des «lemmings». Les relations entre les organisations et leur environnement dans le néo-institutionnalisme sociologique," Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie,, vol. 9(4), pages 67-86, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:dij:revfcs:v:9:y:2006:i:q4:p:67-86

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    2. B. Leca & P. Naccache, 2006. "A critical realist approach to institutional entrepreneurship," Post-Print hal-00290012, HAL.
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    1. Anne Stévenot & Loris Guéry, 2010. "Le rôle «d’entrepreneur institutionnel» des capitalinvestisseurs auprès des entreprises:des influences coercitives et cognitives liées à l’importance relative des ressources," Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie,, vol. 13(2), pages 107-144., June.
    2. Laurent Magne & Yoann Bazin, 2012. "Le Contrôle Comme Pratique (Control-As- Practice) - Proposition D'Une Autre Grille De Lecture Du Contrôle Organisationnel," Post-Print hal-00691152, HAL.
    3. Anissa Djabi & Frédérique Pigeyre, 2013. "La GRH peut-elle contribuer à résoudre des problèmes sociétaux ?," Post-Print hal-01533484, HAL.

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    théorie néo-institutionnaliste; changement institutionnel; entrepreneur institutionnel; new institutionalism; institutional change; institutional entrepreneur.;

    JEL classification:

    • B52 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification


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