UCL School of Management

A Brief Introduction to Institutional Theory & the role of Digital Technologies


Magda Hercheui


Tuesday, 1 December 2020

What is institutional theory and how do digital technologies impact organisational behaviour? 

What we will cover

In this session, we are going to learn about the key concepts of institutional theory, a leading theory to explain behaviour in organisations. We will examine a framework prepared by Richard Scott, which shows in detail how to identify institutional barriers in organisations. The framework allows us to explore the role of artefacts when diffusing standardised behaviour. We will carry out an exercise together to better understand, in particular, the role of digital technologies in diffusing institutionalised behaviour within the organisation and across organisations.

Session times

Type of event  Date and Time 
In-person Tuesday 01 December at 13:00 - 14:30
In-person Tuesday 01 December at 15:00 - 16:30
In-person Tuesday 01 December at 17:00 - 18:30

Reserve your place today! 

Due to social distancing regulations and UCL policy spaces are limited for in-person events. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis, so register early to avoid disappointment. 

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Last updated Wednesday, 18 November 2020