What is it about?
Drawing from the institutional logics and organizational disaster literature, this paper aims to illustrate that the replacement of logics can be problematic in a high-risk industry such as coal mining by adding an institutional perspective to the understanding of disasters. The findings suggest that a shift from social welfare logic to business logic in the coal-mining industry can lead to coal-mining disasters, resulting from changing practices through an increase in the number of private enterprises through royalty contracts, the use of an increased labor force instead of mechanical methods and systems and the maximization of profit by underestimating the effects of taking almost no occupational safety measures.
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Why is it important?
This paper provides original research evidence for the relationship between industrial disasters and institutional logics.
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This page is a summary of: The effects of logic replacement in coal-mining disaster: the case of Soma, Management Research Review, October 2016, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/mrr-06-2015-0141.
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