The study of institutional work has emerged as a dynamic research domain within organization studies.
In this essay, we situate the papers published in the Special Issue. We first review the evolution of
institutional work as a scholarly conversation within organization studies. We then introduce the papers
in the Special Issue, focusing in particular on where they fit into the current scholarly conversation and
how they move us in important new directions. Finally, we discuss a set of neglected issues that deserve
LAWRENCE, T., LECA, B. et ZILBER, T. (2013). Institutional Work: Current Research, New Directions and Overlooked Issues. Organization Studies, 34(8), pp. 1023-1033.