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  • Title: Effects of Institutional Work on the Emergence and Importance of Organizations in the Huila Sub-region Area in Colombia: An Agent-based Modeling Approach
  • Author(s): Cristian Yepes Lugo
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Organization Studies
  • Journal Title: Change Management: An International Journal
  • Keywords: Organizational Field, Institutional Work, Colombian Coffee Sector, Agent-based Modeling
  • Volume: 19
  • Issue: 2
  • Year: 2019
  • ISSN: 2327-798X (Print)
  • ISSN: 2327-9176 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-798X/CGP/v19i02/1-21
  • Citation: Yepes Lugo, Cristian . 2019. "Effects of Institutional Work on the Emergence and Importance of Organizations in the Huila Sub-region Area in Colombia: An Agent-based Modeling Approach." Change Management: An International Journal 19 (2): 1-21. doi:10.18848/2327-798X/CGP/v19i02/1-21.
  • Extent: 21 pages

Abstract

The analysis of change in organizational fields is useful to identify and anticipate faults that destabilize industries such as the coffee sector. In Colombia, South America, the coffee industry has been the creator of a national economy due to the possibility of cultivation in small farms, which has contributed to the development of a domestic market. The coffee industry in the Huila sub-region in Colombia has led production for five consecutive years and has allowed the development of entrepreneurship projects regarding organic and specialty coffees. This article aims to explain the effects of institutional work on the importance and emergence of organizations in the coffee industry in the Huila sub-region in Colombia, using an Agent-based Modeling (ABM) approach. We found that institutional work highly influences the appearance of new organizations. Traditional organizations such as the National Federation of Coffee Growers (FNC) and the Departmental Committee (CDC) lose importance over time due to the new practices and interactions of producers and the emerging organizations of the sub-region. Finally, we recommend policymakers to re-assign resources based on this new emerging organizational field in terms of practices and importance of the organizations of the industry.