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    Practicing capitals across fields: extending Bourdieu to study inter-field dynamics

    Anesa, M. and Chalkias, Konstantinos and Jarzabkowski, P. and Spee, A.P. (2019) Practicing capitals across fields: extending Bourdieu to study inter-field dynamics. Research in the Sociology of Organizations 69B , pp. 129-142. ISSN 0733-558X.

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    This essay extends a Bourdieusian perspective on the microfoundations of institutions. Drawing on this perspective, we argue that the recursive dynamics of institutions and action orient actors towards the maintenance of distinct and contradictory practices within, rather than bridging across, different fields. We corroborate our argument with an illustration of how corporate executives strategize within the tax field compared to the philanthropy field. Specifically, we show how actors are simultaneously oriented by different capitals towards apparently contradictory strategies. Our essay provides promising avenues for future research on the microfoundations of institutions, inter-field dynamics, and critical accounting and business ethics studies.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): institutional field, capitals, microfoundations, Bourdieu, corporate tax strategies, philanthropy.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Konstantinos Chalkias
    Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2019 14:35
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:49


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