Változatok a szakmaiság intézményesítésére

A magyar logisztikaszakma szerveződéseinek rendszere





professional community, business associations, professional associations, associational system, logistics


This study focuses on how communities of professionals and firms institutionalize. Despite the growing literature on professional associations (private, planned institutions intended to further the interests of business communities), we know little about how they form associational systems at the level of professional communities. Adopting a complementary theories congruence analysis approach, the author compares and combines the descriptive power of the central theories of the logics of membership and influence, and the recently proposed theory of the institutionalization of professional debates. Using document analysis and semi-structured interviews, he studies the associational system of Hungarian logistics, a densely institutionalized professional community which faced substantial regulatory and market challenges. The results highlight that the three theories explain different elements of the professional community’s complex institutionalization. The intellectual orders of professional debates and the transaction-based institutional logics of associations co-evolve, with the shifting regulatory context driving most institutional dynamics.


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Author Biography

Gábor Tamás Molnár, Corvinus University of Budapest

PhD candidate


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How to Cite

Molnár, G. T. (2021). Változatok a szakmaiság intézményesítésére: A magyar logisztikaszakma szerveződéseinek rendszere. Vezetéstudomány / Budapest Management Review, 52(8-9), 78–93. https://doi.org/10.14267/VEZTUD.2021.09.06