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Institutional Pressure and Failure Dynamics in the Swedish Voucher School Sector
Stockholm School of Economics & Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, The Institute for Analytical Sociology, IAS. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7279-1006
2017 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 2001-7405, E-ISSN 2001-7413, Vol. 7, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We conduct a comparative case study following the growth and decline of the two largest private school organizations in Sweden from the voucher school deregulation in 1992 until the bankruptcy of one of the organization in 2013. Using archival data, hand-coded data on media exposure, interviews with managers and company press releases we explore institutional pressure and school organizations’ responses to institutional conformity and resistance. Both case organizations constitute private equity managed business groups but rely on distinct growth strategies and differential types of political and market-based ties to powerful stakeholders. Our results explain how organizational responses to institutional pressure are intimately tied to organizational structure, and furthermore how conformity may not translate into survival-enhancing conditions as earlier theorized

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Göteborg, Sweden: Göteborgs universitet, 2017. Vol. 7, no 3
Keywords [en]
education, institutional pressure, organizational response, structure, growth and decline
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Business Administration Public Administration Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-142255OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-142255DiVA, id: diva2:1151626
Available from: 2017-10-23 Created: 2017-10-23 Last updated: 2017-11-16Bibliographically approved

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