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Industry Associations as Change Agents: The Institutional Roles of Newspaper Associations
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, ESOL (Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Organization, Leadership). Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media Management and Transformation Centre.
Queensland Institute of Technology.
2010 (English)In: Journal of Media Business Studies, ISSN 1652-2354, Vol. 7, no 3, 51-69 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores the institutional roles of industryassociations, employing institutional theory to identify and characterizethe roles of leading associations in the newspaper industry. Using fourleading newspaper associations as cases, the authors explore associationfunctions evidenced through interviews with their key executives. Thepaper finds that the association leaders tended to emphasize normativefunctions, while associations’ operational executives tended to focus onmimetic and coercive functions.

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2010. Vol. 7, no 3, 51-69 p.
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institutional theory, associations, organizations, functions, newspapers
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-14455OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-14455DiVA: diva2:392529
Available from: 2011-01-27 Created: 2011-01-27 Last updated: 2012-01-16Bibliographically approved

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