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Fighting “Factory Fiction”: the evolution of a marginalized institutional logic in UK trade book publishing

Fighting “Factory Fiction”: the evolution of a marginalized institutional logic in UK trade book publishing
Fighting “Factory Fiction”: the evolution of a marginalized institutional logic in UK trade book publishing
This study gives insights into how marginalized logics evolve after having been replaced by a new dominant logic. In light of the case of UK trade book publishing where an editorial logic persisted and morphed after the increasing commercialization of the field – epitomized by the proliferation of so-called “factory fiction” – the authors identify three generative paths of marginalized logic evolution: preservation, purification and radicalization. The authors show how these paths hinge on the activities of three groups of actors who resist conforming to a dominant logic. The findings of this study advance scholars’ understanding of the historical evolution of institutional logics, but also remind them that the acts of resistance are typically embedded in macro-level dynamics related to broader institutional processes. In particular, this study sheds light on the different ways in which acts of resistance may be structured by actors’ experience of friction between competing institutional logics.
0733-558X
123-146
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Bruggemann, Isabel
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Kroezen, Jochem
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Tracey, Paul
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Bruggemann, Isabel
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Kroezen, Jochem
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Tracey, Paul
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Bruggemann, Isabel, Kroezen, Jochem and Tracey, Paul (2020) Fighting “Factory Fiction”: the evolution of a marginalized institutional logic in UK trade book publishing. In, Macrofoundations: Exploring the Institutionally Situated Nature of Activity (Research in the Sociology of Organizations). (HASH(0xcfdfe40), 68) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 123-146. (doi:10.1108/S0733-558X20200000068007).

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This study gives insights into how marginalized logics evolve after having been replaced by a new dominant logic. In light of the case of UK trade book publishing where an editorial logic persisted and morphed after the increasing commercialization of the field – epitomized by the proliferation of so-called “factory fiction” – the authors identify three generative paths of marginalized logic evolution: preservation, purification and radicalization. The authors show how these paths hinge on the activities of three groups of actors who resist conforming to a dominant logic. The findings of this study advance scholars’ understanding of the historical evolution of institutional logics, but also remind them that the acts of resistance are typically embedded in macro-level dynamics related to broader institutional processes. In particular, this study sheds light on the different ways in which acts of resistance may be structured by actors’ experience of friction between competing institutional logics.

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Published date: 26 November 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 451613
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/451613
ISSN: 0733-558X
PURE UUID: 8c05e5df-e528-4bc3-b59b-7d7dcf271ab2
ORCID for Isabel Bruggemann: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9565-4880

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Date deposited: 14 Oct 2021 16:31
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 02:33

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Author: Jochem Kroezen
Author: Paul Tracey

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