In progress Multiplicity of Pentecostalism logic and its nestedness within a wider interinstitutional system: The interplay between institutional logics and work of Pentecostal churches in Indonesia



Pentecostalism is regarded as one of the world’s most dynamic, most successful and fastest growing Protestant denominations in the 21st century, drawing over 583 million followers in 2010 compared to only one million in 1910. This proposal aims to 1) dismantle the institutional logics that shape Pentecostalism and understand the dynamism of those logics over time, 2) examine the interplay between actors’ work and the maintenance of Pentecostalism logics, 3) analyze the nestedness of Pentecostal churches and their actors in a higher-level interinstitutional system of national religion and 4) explain Pentecostal church founding rate by taking into account the multiplicity of logics and the nestedness of Pentecostalism and Pentecostal churches. Using the theoretical lenses of institutional logics and institutional work, this case study will employ mixed methods (i.e., qualitative and quantitative), follow a concurrent triangulation strategy and specifically look at Pentecostal churches in Indonesia.


institutional logics; institutional work; organizational founding; pentecostalism; pentecostal churches; indonesia

Time frame

2012 - 2015


Pursey Heugens
Professor of Organization Theory, Development, and Change, Scientific Director ERIM, Dean of Research RSM
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