Event

Organizations and the Fashioning of Grown and Decided Institutions

Open Speakers Series lecture by Professor Patrik Aspers, University St. Gallen, Switzerland.

The Speakers Series is a series of Studia Generalia Lectures in the Study of Society organized biweekly by Tampere University Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR) in cooperation with the New Social Research Programme (NSR). The lectures are given by the Research Fellows as well as the distinguished guests of the IASR and the NSR.

Tampere University
Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR) in cooperation with
New Social Research Prog ramme (NSR)  

Speakers Series 2019-2020, Spring 

 

OPEN LECTURE

Organizations and the Fashioning of Grown and Decided Institutions
Professor Patrik Aspers, University St. Gallen, Switzerland

Time: NB! Thursday, 6 February 2020, at 17:15-18:45

Place: Tampere University, Pinni B, lecture hall B1096, Kanslerinrinne 1, 1st fl.

 

Recently, critique has been launched the New Institutional organization theory. It is argued that this theoretical approach has forgotten about the core institution that it originally was set out to explain, organizations. This talk departures from the basis of organizational theory, defines formal organization, and relates this notion to the two forms of institutions: grown institutions and decided institutions. Decided institutions are the result of decision for others, usually backed by a formal organization. Grown institutions are the result of mutual adjustment of actors, essentially taken for granted that cannot be planned. This talk analyses the two ways institutions come about. Thereby the scope conditions of each of the two forms of institution in relation to organizational theory are spelled out. The notion of organization is central for understanding decided institutions, but not for grown institutions.

 

Welcome!

 

Organiser

Tampere University Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR)

Further information

Marjukka Virkajärvi, marjukka.virkajarvi@tuni.fi, 050 318 6697