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Fighting “Factory fiction”: The evolution of a marginalized institutional logic in uk trade book publishing

I Brüggemann, J Kroezen, P Tracey

Research in the Sociology of Organizations | Emerald | Published : 2021

Abstract

This study gives insights into how marginalized logics evolve after having been replaced by a new dominant logic.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 their understanding of the historical evolution of institutional logics, but also remi..

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