Trajectories of greening: The diffusion of green organizational routines in the Netherlands, 1986-1995
2000 (English)In: International Studies of Management & Organization, ISSN 0020-8825, EISSN 1558-0911, Vol. 30, no 3, 19-41 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Asks two questions related to the integration of environmental impact management into organizational systems, firstly, does integration indicate a fundamental change in addressing ecological issues, and, secondly, through what mechanisms has the change occurred. Takes an alternative, i.e. a social constructionist approach, as opposed to an efficiency approach, in studying the introduction of green routines, bases the study on DiMaggio and Powell's institutional theory involving organizational fields and isomorphism. Uses the concept of trajectories of change at operational, conceptual, coalition and value levels. Conducts a secondary analysis of current Dutch environment-focused research, principally case studies, to answer the two questions. Assesses change in internal processes, labour, capital, technology and product. Identifies four trajectories of coercive isomorphism, mimicry, private interest government and demonstration projects, notes the absence of normative isomorphism.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 30, no 3, 19-41 p.
Environmental Impact, Environmental Management Strategy, Green Issues, Institutional Analysis, Netherlands, Organizational Theory, Theory
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77604OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-77604DiVA: diva2:528109