8.2 Flexible Employment in 21st Century Workplaces: The Co-Evolution of Inter-Organizational Employment Networks, Flexible Employment Practices, and Workplace Cooperative Performance

The current project aims to understand (institutionally contested) practices are able to emerge and spread in an organizational field.

Project info

Project consists of following studies
Description
The current project aims to understand (institutionally contested) practices are able to emerge and spread in an organizational field. We develop a new understanding by involving the until now undetermined role of organizational leaders. With this new framework, we hope to understand how organizations realize adoption of, for example, contested employment practices in the Dutch public sector.
Doctoral dissertations
Project start
01/09/2019
End date
31/08/2023
Behavioral theory
  • Identities
Researchers
PhD
Rijks Universiteit Groningen
Supervisor
Rijks Universiteit Groningen
Supervisor
Utrecht University
Supervisor
Rijks Universiteit Groningen
Subjects
  • Employees
  • Sociology
  • Institutional change
  • Contested terrain
  • Imprinting
  • Institutional entrepreneurs
  • Temporary employment
Audience
  • Employers’ organizations
  • HR managers
  • Managers
  • Organisation science
  • Policy advisors
  • Sociology
Work package
  • Work
Sustainability threat
  • Spillovers
Challenge
  • Reconfiguring-roles-and-relationships
  • Reshaping organizational forms
Theoretical background
We draw on several streams of literature. i) literature on institutional entrepreneurship; ii) literature on institutionally contested practices; iii) imprinting literature; iv) literature on changing employment relationships.
Research design
The first year of this PhD project consists of a literature study to identify gaps in literature, gaps in data, and develop new theoretical frameworks and methods to address our research questions.

Funders

Name
Grant ID
NWO