Funded by an Aspasia Grant, Klarita Gërxhani will investigate how individuals, wishing to change institutions in the organization to which they belong, set about doing so. And what determines their likelihood of success.
Aspasia Grant for a NWO-VIDI research proposal
This project aims to investigate how individuals wishing to change institutions in the organization to which they belong set about doing so and what determines their likelihood of success. As examples of such institutions, think of policies related to gender, age discrimination (including retirement), or environmental measures.
The project will first address this question theoretically. Following the tradition in analytical sociology the theory will search for and focus on mechanisms underlying relations between micro-level individual decisions and meso-level organizational processes. Mechanisms to be studied include social norms, trust & reciprocity, bargaining power, and emotions.
The theory will subsequently be submitted to an empirical test using data generated in a controlled laboratory setting. For this purpose, experimental designs will be developed that allow one to isolate the mechanisms deemed by the theory to be important.
More in particular, the project will address the following research questions:
The original NWO-VIDI research proposal was named: CITEwomen: Changing Institutions - Theory and Empirics applied to women in the top