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dc.contributor.authorMcGaughey, Saraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:10:45Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:10:45Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2014-02-03T03:40:54Z
dc.identifier.issn00076791en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00076791.2012.687537en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47210
dc.description.abstractThis article examines a historical case study of failed institutional entrepreneurship in the context of a mature lightning protection standard developed under the auspices of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in the United States. Particular emphasis is placed on events post-1989 when entrepreneurs who had continuously supported the conventional standard sought to establish a competing standard in parallel. When unsuccessful, they sought to entirely remove the existing standard of almost 100 years. The study shows how failure of institutional work may in fact lead to a strengthening and reproduction of existing institutions and their underlying logics, contrary to the institutional entrepreneurs' intent. It also underscores the potential value of history as an interpretive device and strategic resource for both challengers and custodians of institutions, and moves beyond heroic conceptions of institutional entrepreneurship to recognise the discontinuous, non-linear, collective processes that take place in institutional work. Keywords: institutional entrepreneurship; institutional work; institutional logics; rhetorical history; standards; lightning protectionen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom73en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto97en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBusiness Historyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume55en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Businessen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150308en_US
dc.titleInstitutional entrepreneurship in North American lightning protection standards: Rhetorical history and unintended consequences of failureen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of International Business and Asian Studiesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2012 Routledge, Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Business History, Volume 55, Issue 1, 2013, Pages 73-97. Business History is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article.en_US
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