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Convention Theory : Is There A French School Of Organizational Institutionalism?


  • Thibault Daudigeos

    () (MC - Management et Comportement - Grenoble École de Management (GEM), IFGE - Institut Français de Gouvernement des Entreprises - EM LYON)

  • Bertrand Valiorgue

    () (IFGE - Institut Français de Gouvernement des Entreprises - EM LYON, Pôle Stratégie et Gouvernance des Organisations - Groupe ESC Clermont)


This paper highlights overlap and differences between Convention Theory and New Organizational Institutionalism and thus states the strong case for profitable dialog. It shows how the former can facilitate new institutional approaches. First, convention theory rounds off the model of institutionalized action by turning the spotlight to the role of evaluation in the coordination effort. In parallel, the attention focused on the two components of the qualification process also sheds new light on the institutional dynamics issue at the heart of organizational institutionalism research since the mid-90s.

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  • Thibault Daudigeos & Bertrand Valiorgue, 2010. "Convention Theory : Is There A French School Of Organizational Institutionalism?," Working paper serie RMT - Grenoble Ecole de Management hal-00512374, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:gemwpa:hal-00512374
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    1. Christel Dumas & Céline Louche, 2016. "Collective beliefs for responsible investment," Post-Print hal-01183744, HAL.


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