Les écoles de management face aux accréditations : contrôle et dépendance

Abstract : How do producers within an organizational field react when being confronted with the entry of evaluating organizations? Based on empirical cases dealing with the diffusion of accreditation processes in French and English Business Schools, this article discusses the institutional isomorphism thesis. By reducing accreditations to quality signals primarily addressed to potential students, neo-institutionalist authors enhance convergent mimetic strategies that translate into homogenizing processes within the organizational field. This article highlights the local Business Schools' strategies to reduce uncertainty towards the accreditation agencies. Conflicts, negotiations and disparities are thus introduced for each stage of the neo-institutionalist thesis.
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Benoit Cret. Les écoles de management face aux accréditations : contrôle et dépendance. SociologieS, Toulouse : Association internationale des sociologues de langue française, 2013, http://sociologies.revues.org/4364. ⟨hal-00856489⟩



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