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Table 1 How the basis of norms differs between the seven institutional logics

From: ‘What matters to you?’ Normative integration of an intervention to promote participation of older patients with multi-morbidity – a qualitative case study

 The professional logic ..entails autonomous judgment based on specialist knowledge. Norms are professionally developed and controlled by others in the profession [25, 27].
 The corporate logic ..allows actors to achieve organizational goals through reproduction and efficiency by gaining authority over others [28]. Routines and administrative control of managers determine norms and procedures [27, 29].
 The market logic ..lets consumer preferences, satisfaction and choice determine norms within the context of a broader market [25, 27, 30].
 The community logic ..means that group membership gives a sense of belonging, maintained through reciprocities, trust and commitment to shared values. This supplies local norms for organizational practices [25, 31].
 The state logic ..involves securing social and political order [32]. The government takes direct responsibility for health care and determines appropriate quality standards for care [27]. The basis of norms is citizenship in a nation [25].
 The family logic ..involves fellowship and unconditional loyalty to family members and their needs [24]. Norms are related to membership in household [25].
 The religious logic ..emphasizes the importance of faith and sacredness. The basis of norms is membership in a congregation [25].