Institutional Pressures and Organizational Identity: The Case of Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau in the GDR and Beyond, 1945-1996

Katrin Schreiter, Davide Ravasi

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Abstrakti

This article explores the case of Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau (DWH) - a furniture and interior manufacturer founded in 1898 - through state socialism after 1945 and reprivatization in the 1990s. Our analysis suggests that the firm's survival through multiple systemic disruptions was partly due to the preservation of a unique identity despite heavy institutional pressures for conformity. DWH adopted a mixed conformity strategy that attempted to pitch multiple concerns (cultural-aesthetic, ideological, economic) of political authorities against one another to buffer sociopolitical pressures, thus ultimately conforming to some (identity-consistent) demands, while violating other (identity-threatening) ones. This allowed DWH to successfully navigate tensions between sociopolitical expectations and the need to preserve a collective sense of distinctiveness and continuity over time.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut453-481
Sivumäärä29
JulkaisuBUSINESS HISTORY REVIEW
Vuosikerta92
Numero3
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 1 syysk. 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA2 Arvio tiedejulkaisuussa (artikkeli)

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