They're Natural and Everywhere: How Evaluative Practices Permeate the Organization

Maier, Florentine ORCID: and Brandl, Julia (2008) They're Natural and Everywhere: How Evaluative Practices Permeate the Organization. Business Research, 1 (1). pp. 78-92. ISSN 2198-3402


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How do evaluative practices become natural and ubiquitous in an organization? In this paper we integrate findings from previous empirical work on the adoption of evaluative practices in organizations with insights from institutional theory and social psychology research for advancing the understanding of possible states of evaluative practices within organizations and the processes through which organizations become permeated by evaluative practices. Our conceptual model suggests that once evaluative practices have gained a foothold in an organization, they tend to be applied to an increasing number of organiza-tional problems and become taken for granted.

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Additional Information: Earlier versions of this paper were presented at the 3rd Workshop on Institutional Theory in Bergamo (23-24 March 2007) and at the 2nd Conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research in Barcelona (31 May-2 June 2007).
Keywords: evaluative practices / audits / managerial accounting / institutional theory / organizations / diffusion / institutionalization / social psychology
Divisions: Departments > Management > Nonprofit Management
Departments > Management > Verhaltenswiss. orientiertes Management
Kompetenzzentren > Nonprofit-Org u Social Entrepreneurship
Version of the Document: Published
Variance from Published Version: None
Depositing User: Elena Simukovic
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2016 11:25
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2019 15:07
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