H.R. (Hendra) Wijaya

RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM Doctoral Student
Field: Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Affiliated since 2010

PhD Project

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 -


Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T07-36
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam

Latest publication

H.R. Wijaya & P.P.M.A.R. Heugens (2018). Give me a hallelujah! Amen! Institutional reproduction in the presence of moral perturbation and the dynamics of emotional investment. Organization Studies, Accepted. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840617736931

Supervisory team

Hendra Wijaya
Professor of Organization Theory, Development, and Change, Scientific Director ERIM, Dean of Research RSM