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Imperialism is an ideology of empire-building that informs policies to enact sovereign rule over another nation-state or territory. Imperialism is enacted through colonialism.
Induction is an approach to theory-building based on the observation of patterns, recurrences and themes in data. It is often associated with qualitative research, and the grounded theory approach in particular.
Interpretivism is an epistemological perspective that assumes that:
Intersubjectivity refers here to the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual interconnections between people that determine who they are and link them together, individually and collectively.
is a term associated with institutional theory that seeks to explain the
tendency for organisations to conform to ideal types. Mimetic isomorphism
occurs when organisations imitate the practices of other organisations that they perceive to be successful, particularly in climates of uncertainty. Normative isomorphism arises as a consequence of mimetic isomorphism, as these
convergent patterns become increasingly normalised and prescribed.