Reflexivity: The Role of Embedded Social Position and Entrepreneurial Social Skill in Processes of Field Level Change

Roy Suddaby, Thierry P Viale, Yves Gendron

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Abstract

We examine the micro-foundations of field-level organizational change by analyzing the role of social skill and social position in individuals. Our core argument is that differences in an individual's social skill and in their social position produce different degrees of reflexivity or awareness of existing social arrangements. We demonstrate how the interaction of social skill and social position produce distinct types or categories of reflexivity, each of which contributes to institutional stability or change.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-245
Number of pages21
JournalResearch in Organizational Behavior
Volume2016
Early online date28 Feb 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • agency
  • institutions
  • organizational fields
  • reflexivity
  • social position
  • social skill

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