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dc.contributor.authorde Castro, AMBen
dc.contributor.authorAnsari, Shahzaden
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-21T09:23:38Z
dc.date.available2017-04-21T09:23:38Z
dc.date.issued2017-10en
dc.identifier.issn1056-4926
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/263742
dc.description.abstractWhile existing research has explained how actors can disrupt even deeply entrenched practices, we focus on the role of the context in fueling these efforts. To do so, we analyze one of the largest anticorruption operations ever launched in Brazil: the “Lava Jato” (Car Wash Operation) and its antecedents, the contextual enablers of change, and the institutional work of agents involved in this operation. We find that the confluence of jolts, gradual changes in the field, and the cumulating work of purposeful actors were essential for anticorruption actions to gain traction across the country and lead to a breakthrough in the fight against corruption. We develop a model to explain how actors seeking institutional change are contextually empowered, and their efforts yield breakthroughs only at particular points in time when the context is “ripe” for change. Our findings contribute both to institutional theory and the corruption literature.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe study is supported by CAPES Foundation—Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, Ministry of Education of Brazil.
dc.languageengen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.subjectinstitutional theoryen
dc.subjectdeviant/counterproductive behavioren
dc.subjectemerging marketsen
dc.subjectinstitutional worken
dc.subjectcorruptionen
dc.subjectcontexten
dc.subjectBrazilen
dc.subjectCar Wash operationen
dc.subjectcase studyen
dc.titleContextual “readiness” for institutional work. A study of the fight against corruption in Brazilen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage365
prism.issueIdentifier4en
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameJournal of Management Inquiryen
prism.startingPage351
prism.volume26en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.9108
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-01-17en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/1056492617696887en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-10en
dc.contributor.orcidAnsari, Shahzad [0000-0002-3620-078X]
dc.identifier.eissn1552-6542
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2017-04-29en


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