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Title: The Emergence of the University: A Case Study of the Founding of the University of Paris from a Neo-Institutionalist Perspective
Authors: Weik, Elke
First Published: Aug-2011
Publisher: Sage / Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Management & Organizational History, 2011, 6(3), pp. 287-310
Abstract: This case study of the founding of the University of Paris shows how a shift in the logics of medieval education promoted the institutionalisation process that led Paris to become the model university for all subsequent European universities. As a theoretical basis for the analysis of the case, I use an institutionalist framework and complement it with Bourdieu’s notions of capital and field. More specifically, I take a closer look at how old and new institutional logics interact, how ‘change agents’ are structurally embedded, and how it is possible for an institutional logic to emerge without a corresponding institution.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1744935911406177
ISSN: 1744-9359
eISSN: 1744-9367
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Article
Rights: © The Author(s), 2011. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Description: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Management & Organizational History (2011, © Taylor & Francis), available online at:
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