We study the deinstitutionalization of a controversial practice that had previously reached a level of international diffusion. We draw on international diffusion and deinstitutionalization theory to study the emergence and diffusion of the third-party ownership practice in the soccer industry. We use an inductive case study combining archival and interview data to study the determinants of the international diffusion of a controversial practice at a global scale, the contestation, and finally the deinstitutionalization process that resulted from the ban of the practice. We find that the opacity of the practice can be a diffusion driver, locally and at the international level, nevertheless the opacity also may lead to different meaning creation attempts and potential discursive battles between actors, and eventually to deinstitutionalization of the practice. This article advances our understanding of how controversial practices fare in different institutional environments.
|Titolo:||Global banning of a diffused controversial practice: deinstitutionalization in the soccer industry|
GURSES, KEREM (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.2 - Abstract in Atti di convegno (Abstract in Proceedings)|