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Growing Institutional Complexity and Field Transition: Towards Constellation Complexity in the German Energy Field

Author: Bohn, S., & Gümüşay, A. A.
Published in: Journal of Management Studies
Year: 2023
Type: Academic articles

By applying a dynamic approach to field-level institutional complexity, we explore how growing institutional complexity affects fields over time. We examine field transition processes, which are shaped by the number of logics, the nature of their relationships and the shifts in dominance. Focusing on Germany's energy field, our analysis identifies a variety of conflicts that arose among up to seven institutional logics in the context of the German energy transition, i.e., the transition towards a low carbon energy market. The paper makes two theoretical contributions to the institutional complexity and field literature.

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