Materiality and visuality are crucial to institutions and institutional processes. They constitute ‘embodied’ aspects of all experiences, including the creation and interpretation of signs and institutions, which are bound to material properties of the sensory apparatus, such as vocal chords, retinas, the brain, etc. Materiality and visuality are also central media by which ideas, beliefs and values are expressed, shared and stored to endure over time and across space. We examine how material and visual properties of artifacts influence core institutional constructs and processes such as legitimacy, institutional logics, theorization, translation and identity. We present our conclusions and offer potential directions for future research.
|Title of host publication||The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism|
|Editors||Royston Greenwood, Christine Oliver, Thomas B. Lawrence, Renate E. Meyer|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||26|
|ISBN (Print)||9781412961967, 9781412941297, 9781529712117|
|Publication status||Published - May 2017|
- institutional theory
- institutional logics
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