Stephanie Bertels
Simon Fraser University
Publications 30
#1Ralph Hamann (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 19
#2Stephanie Bertels (SFU: Simon Fraser University)H-Index: 8
Social inequality is underpinned by exploitative labour institutions, yet the agency of employers in establishing and maintaining such institutions remains underexplored. We thus adopt the lens of institutional work in analysing South African mining employers’ purposive efforts to ensure reliable access to cheap labour from the 1860s through until the infamous Marikana Massacre in 2012. We find that while labour is scarce, employers engage in forcing: creating exploitative institutional device...
#1Stephanie Bertels (SFU: Simon Fraser University)H-Index: 8
#2Thomas B. Lawrence (University of Oxford)H-Index: 38
In this article, we address two important gaps in the study of organizational responses to institutional complexity. First, we examine how organizations respond to institutional complexity associated with newly emerging logics that lack well-defined sets of practices; although previous research has examined logics new to a field, those logics have tended to be well-established in other domains. Based on the responses of 10 Canadian public schools to the emerging logic of Aboriginal distinctivene...
#1Stephanie Bertels (SFU: Simon Fraser University)H-Index: 8
#2Jennifer Howard-Grenville (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 19
Last.Simon Pek (SFU: Simon Fraser University)H-Index: 3
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We explore how organizational culture shapes an organization’s integration and enactment of an external routine that is not a cultural fit. Attending to employees’ use of culture as a repertoire of strategies of action, we found that the use of familiar cultural strategies of action shaped the routine’s artifacts and expectations even before it was performed, a process we call cultural molding. Subsequently, employees drew differently on cultural strategies of action as they performed the routin...
#1Stephanie BertelsH-Index: 8
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