Candace Jones

Candace Jones
The University of Edinburgh | UoE · Strategy

PhD. Bus. Admin., Univ of Utah

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Introduction
Candace Jones currently works at the Strategy Dept, The University of Edinburgh. Candace does research in Creative Industries, focusing on organization theory and historical analysis. Her recent project is 'Institutionalizing Place: Meaning and Materiality in Boston's North End'.

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Although most studies underscore institutional change as replacement of one dominant logic for another and assume that professions are guided by a single logic, professions that operate in multiple institutional spheres often have plural logics. We focus on medical education, the supplier of medical professionals, which resides at the interstices b...
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Organizational scholars have long used vocabularies, and with the rise of research on language, this work has grown. Yet the research drawing on vocabularies is wide ranging and not integrated. We review work on vocabularies from literatures on rhetoric, culture, cognition, and coordination. We integrate and extend this work on vocabularies, introd...
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We examine the rhetorical strategy of architects in widely available architectural texts, to identify what words are available for use in the cultural register. Our results show that these cultural register texts use distinct but related rhetorics; vocabularies of competency that are revealed through clusters of keywords and which capture instituti...
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There is an ever-increasing volume of studies investigating institutional logics, and yet qualitative methods for studying this phenomenon are not clear. In this essay, we examine how qualitative scholars convince their readers that they are actually studying institutional logics. We identify three different, but non-exclusive techniques that have...
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Arts festivals use projects to showcase creative works, configuring a creative field, whether locally, regionally or internationally, by whom engages and attends to the arts festival: artists, funders, media and audiences. This study compares the Edinburgh and Berlin arts festivals founded after World War II. Each city began with a founding festiva...
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Microfoundations of institutions are central to constructing place – the interplay of location, meaning, and material form. Since only a few institutional studies bring materiality to the fore to examine the processes of place-making, how material forms interact with people to institutionalize or de-institutionalize the meaning of place remains a b...
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Microfoundations of institutions are central to constructing place-the interplay of location, meaning, and material form. Since only a few institutional studies bring materiality to the fore to examine the processes of place-making, how material forms interact with people to institutionalize or de-institutionalize the meaning of place remains a bla...
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This article examines the relationship between materiality and institutional theory in two parts. The first part examines the chapters of the current volume and how these chapters enlighten our understanding of the relationships between materiality and institutional logics, institutional work and legitimation. I focus on empirical chapters because...
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Contemporary organizations increasingly rely on images, logos, videos, building materials, graphic and product design, and a range of other material and visual artifacts to compete, communicate, form identity and organize their activities. This Special Issue focuses on materiality and visuality in the course of objectifying and reacting to novel id...
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City identity is a distinct form of collective identity based on the perceived uniqueness and meanings of place, rather than group category and membership. A city's identity is constructed over time through architecture, which involves three sign systems - material, visual, and rhetorical - and multiple institutional actors to communicate the city'...
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Materiality and visuality are crucial to institutions and institutional processes. They constitute ‘embodied’ aspects of all experiences, including the creation and interpretation of signs and institutions, which are bound to material properties of the sensory apparatus, such as vocal chords, retinas, the brain, etc. Materiality and visuality are a...
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N=95/100): City identity is a distinct form of collective identity based on the perceived uniqueness and meanings of place rather than group category and membership. A city's identity is constructed over time through architecture, which involves three sign systems—material, visual and rhetorical— and multiple institutional actors to communicate who...
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N=95/100): City identity is a distinct form of collective identity based on the perceived uniqueness and meanings of place rather than group category and membership. A city's identity is constructed over time through architecture, which involves three sign systems—material, visual and rhetorical— and multiple institutional actors to communicate who...
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Creative industries are among the fastest-growing and most important sectors of European and North American economies. Their growth depends on continuous innovation, which is important in many industries and also challenging to manage because of inherent tensions. Creative industries, similar to many industries, depend not only on novelty to attrac...
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Creative industries experience a variety of changes, which are driven by differing forces. However this variety may be understood by considering two dimensions: semiotic codes; the signifiers of symbolic value that consumers derive from products, and material base; the formats, fabrics, and physical human activities underpinning these products. We...
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Qualitative researchers utilize comparative and case-based methods to develop theory through elaboration or abduction. They pursue research in intermediate fields where some but not all relevant constructs are known (Edmonson & McManus, 2007). When cases and comparisons move beyond a few, it threatens researchers with information overload. Qualitat...
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Brokerage has been a widely recognized, but rarely studied, phenomenon in the scholarship on cultural industries. Most research has focused on the project networks among producers, musicians, directors, screenwriters, editors and other talent that makes cultural products and when brokerage roles are addressed, they are defined in relatively narrow...
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Symbolic resources such as language are central to strategy-making. Yet, it is not clear which language and what intangible resources should be combined into configurations to execute a successful strategy under changing competitive conditions. We explored 137 statements of qualifications submitted by 32 architectural firms competing in 19 qualific...
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According to most theoretical formulations, institutional logics contain both an ideational and a material dimension. Whereas the ideational aspect, such as cognitive frames and symbols, has received significant attention in the growing literature on institutional logics, the material aspect has remained largely invisible and often implicit. We ana...
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Institutional theorists focus on practices that spread because they conform with and build on established cultural assumptions and resources. Novel practices, however, not only fail to conform to, but also challenge the dominant institutional order. We seek to understand the process by which novel practices move from entrepreneurial anomaly to cons...
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Most category studies have focused on established categories with discrete boundaries. These studies not only beg the question of how a de novo category arises, but also upon what institutional material actors draw to create a de novo category. We examine the formation and theorization of the de novo category “modern architecture” between 1870 and...
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Purpose - Over the last 15 years, a growing literature on project-based organizing (PBO) has emerged, drawing on various theoretical streams based on distinctive and sometimes conflicting assumptions. Organization-centric approaches tend to highlight projects as portfolios that provide assets to meet strategic goals, but leave un-assessed the proce...
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Gatekeepers play a critical role in determining what creative products eventually reach audiences. Although they have been discussed in the literature on cultural production, they have rarely been studied systematically. In particular, we know little about how gatekeepers use their social networks to manage search and selection processes in markets...
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Although organizational identification is founded on social identity and symbolic interactionist theories, current theories emphasize a social identity whereby organizational members categorize themselves and others based on roles and membership in an organization or work unit. In contrast symbolic interactionism, which resides in interpersonal rel...
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Boundaryless careers are pervasive, and yet we have little understanding of the boundaries imposed by categorization processes upon those engaged in boundaryless careers such as in creative industries and cultural fields. Categorization processes underlie symbolic and social boundaries and this study examines whether transgressing symbolic and soci...
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Entrepreneurial firms such as professional service firms (PSFs) face constant challenges to acquire resources, one of the greatest of which is the challenge to win client engagements. Although rhetoric is at the center of the challenge to win client engagements, scholars have not identified what rhetorical strategies are the most persuasive to pote...
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Inter-organizational projects (IOPs), in which multiple organizations work jointly on a shared activity for a limited period of time, are increasingly used to coordinate complex products/services in uncertain and competitive environments. For some time, project management researchers have examined the structures and processes within intra-organizat...
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This special issue explores the paradoxes caused by the challenge of managing and organizing creativity in the cultural economy. Conventional views of the individual creative artist are replaced by a view of creativity as a social process embedded within organizational and institutional contexts. The cultural economy is broadly defined in terms of...
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Careers scholars, through linking persons to institutions, have the potential to contribute important insights to a wide range of organizational issues such as innovation, entrepreneurship, strategy, field formation, the evolution of occupations and professions, and new industry creation to name but a few. Careers scholars, however, are yet to clai...
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Careers and institutions: The centrality of careers to organizational studies Careers scholars, through linking persons to institutions, have the potential to contribute important insights to a wide range of organizational issues such as innovation, entrepreneurship, strategy, field formation, the evolution of occupations and professions, and new i...
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We contribute to the literature on institutional and organizational change by integrating two related areas of study: the theory and methods of analysis informed by the research on institutional logics and historical-event sequencing. Institutional logics provide the theory to understand how the content of culture influences organizational change;...
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The cultural industries consist of those organizations that design, produce, and distribute products that appeal to aesthetic or expressive tastes more than to the utilitarian aspects of customer needs such as films, books, building designs, fashion, and music (Peterson & Berger, 1975, 1996; Hirsch, 1972, 2000; Lampel, Lant, & Shamsie, 2000). Less...
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Developing a theoretical explanation of entrepreneurship requires an integrative framework that explains changes across two or more levels of analysis; self-organization theory provides such a framework. We focus on "radical entrepreneurship," a multi-level context involving independent new ventures whose new-to-the-region/world innovations spark t...
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An historical case analysis of the American film industry is undertaken to gain a better understanding of the co-evolutionary processes of entrepreneurial careers, institutional rules and competitive dynamics in emerging industries. The study compares technology and content-focused periods, which were driven by entrepreneurs with different career h...
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In this article, the project is a potential learning episode for both project participants and the project-sponsoring company. People's past learning experiences are the `career capital' they invest in their current project activity. The project-sponsoring company's past learning experience is non-financial `company capital' it invests in the proje...
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Constellations—alliances among multiple firms—are used to perform complex, customized work in professional service. We examine two tensions inherent in multi-party collaborative work: managing hybrid systems, which are composed of individual and group tasks and outcomes, and aligning partners' logics of action. These two tensions provide firms the...
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A phenomenon of the last 20 years has been the rapid rise of the network form of governance. This governance form has received significant scholarly attention, but, to date, no comprehensive theory for it has been advanced, and no sufficiently detailed and theoretically consistent definition has appeared. Our objective in this article is to provide...
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A phenomenon of the last 20 years has been the rapid rise of the network form of governance. This governance form has received significant scholarly attention, but, to date, no comprehensive theory for it has been advanced, and no sufficiently detailed and theoretically consistent definition has appeared. Our objective in this article is to provide...
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The increasing use of networks, strategic alliances and other inter-firm forms of organizing create inter-firm or boundaryless careers. We suggest that by examining career systems, we can better understand these new forms of organizing. We examine the social structure of the US film industry and identify career outcomes for subcontractors based on...
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Career patterns are changing. As fewer people attach their long-term fortunes to the fates of a single organization, more and more people follow a free agent route. The free agent scrambles, bee-like, from opportunity to opportunity without regard to boundaries. While this career scramble is new to most industries, it has been common to the America...

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