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The Emergence of the University: A Case Study of the Founding of the University of Paris from a Neo-Institutionalist Perspective

By Elke Weik

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This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Management & Organizational History (2011, © Taylor & Francis), available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1177/1744935911406177.This case study of the founding of the University of Paris shows how a shift in the\ud logics of medieval education promoted the institutionalisation process that led Paris\ud to become the model university for all subsequent European universities. As a theoretical\ud basis for the analysis of the case, I use an institutionalist framework and complement\ud it with Bourdieu’s notions of capital and field. More specifically, I take a closer\ud look at how old and new institutional logics interact, how ‘change agents’ are structurally\ud embedded, and how it is possible for an institutional logic to emerge without a\ud corresponding institution.Peer-reviewedPost-prin

Topics: Abelard, Bourdieu, institutional change, institutional emergence, institutional logics, Middle Ages, paradox of embedded agency
Publisher: Sage / Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1177/1744935911406177
OAI identifier: oai:lra.le.ac.uk:2381/9313
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