“Investigating the dynamics of stakeholder salience: What happens when the institutional change process unfolds?” by Shahzad Khurram and Sandra Charreire-Petit has been accepted for publication in Journal of Business Ethics.
Abstract: Using data collected through semi-structured open-ended interviews and archival material, we examined the transience of stakeholders’ salience in the organisational field going through institutional change process. We found strong support for the dominant institutional logic-stakeholder salience relationship. More importantly, the results of our study reveal that changes in stakeholders’ salience are directly related to changes in stakeholders’ attributes. Moreover, we uncover mutual associations among various types of salience attributes and show that the degree of mutual association of various types of attributes depends upon the stage the organization has reached during the process of institutional change.
Keywords: stakeholder theory, salience, attributes, case study, open-ended interviews, institutional logic