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The Inclusion of Aviation in Emissions Trading: Temporal Conditions for Institutional Entrepreneurship
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2012 (English)In: Organization Studies, ISSN 0170-8406, E-ISSN 1741-3044, Vol. 35, no 11, 1565-1587 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recent literature on institutional entrepreneurship has examined the enabling conditions under which actors may influence institutional arrangements. Whereas conditions at field level and among actors have been highlighted, scholars have paid little attention to how and why the field is amenable to change at certain times and how actors act upon these conditions in a timely fashion. This paper examines the temporal conditions for institutional entrepreneurship. I propose that a collective of time-aware institutional entrepreneurs opens a window of opportunity for policy breakthrough by relating its activities to temporally favorable conditions of the multidimensional institutional process. These theoretical propositions are illustrated through an empirical case study of how aviation was targeted for its climate change impact by inclusion in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

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2012. Vol. 35, no 11, 1565-1587 p.
Keyword [en]
aviation, climate policy, emissions trading, institutional entrepreneurship
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Business Administration Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85467DOI: 10.1177/0170840612463324ISI: 000311334100006OAI: diva2:570633
Available from: 2012-11-20 Created: 2012-11-20 Last updated: 2013-01-14

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