Cooptation or Convergence in Field Level Dynamics: Social Movement Structure, Identity and Image

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dc.contributor.author Hoffman, Andrew J.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-28T16:46:24Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-28T16:46:24Z
dc.date.issued 2006-05
dc.identifier 1037 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/41245
dc.description.abstract This paper adds to the growing area of research linking institutional analysis and social movement theory. Conceiving the environmental movement as a field-level structure in pursuit of change within a broader organizational field, this paper uses social network analysis to deconstruct the movement, like the field of which it is a part, not as a unitary and monolithic actor but as an intertwined constellation of actors and clusters of actors whose membership holds differing frames regarding their individual and collective purpose. This constellation is not bounded by organizational form, such as the traditional notion of the non-governmental organization (NGO), but rather includes non-traditional forms (such as corporations) that are ideological linked to the goals of some segments of the movement. This is the outcome of protracted institutional engagement which yields a gradual merge of interests among once competing movements. This paper assesses how this merge in constituencies is related to the core identity and image of the movement and closes with a discussion of the implications of this alteration for the movement’s ongoing ability to play the role of institutional entrepreneur within field level debates. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Institutional Change en
dc.subject Social Movements en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject Image en
dc.subject.classification Management and Organizations (Starting Spring 2004) en
dc.title Cooptation or Convergence in Field Level Dynamics: Social Movement Structure, Identity and Image en
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Economics en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Business en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Ross School of Business en
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/41245/1/1037-Hoffman.pdf en_US
dc.owningcollname Business, Stephen M. Ross School of - Working Papers Series
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