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Institutional Environments and Organizations: Structural Complexity and Individualism / Edition 1
     

Institutional Environments and Organizations: Structural Complexity and Individualism / Edition 1

by W. Richard Scott, John W. Meyer
 

ISBN-10: 0803956673

ISBN-13: 9780803956674

Pub. Date: 04/08/1994

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The institutional theory of organizations developed by Scott, Meyer and their colleagues over the past two decades has had an enormous impact on organizational theory and research. In this book, the editors review the major theoretical advances of the past decade and the empirical testing they have done on these theories. Their work has highlighted two key

Overview

The institutional theory of organizations developed by Scott, Meyer and their colleagues over the past two decades has had an enormous impact on organizational theory and research. In this book, the editors review the major theoretical advances of the past decade and the empirical testing they have done on these theories. Their work has highlighted two key themes: the interrelationship between organizational complexity and the institutional environment; and the place of the individual within the organization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803956674
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/08/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: DEVELOPMENTS IN INSTITUTIONAL THEORY
Ontology and Rationalization in the Western Cultural Account - John W Meyer, John Boli and George M Thomas
Rationalized Environments - John W Meyer
Institutions and Organizations - W Richard Scott
Toward a Theoretical Synthesis
Institutional Analysis - W Richard Scott
Variance and Process Theory Approaches
Institutional Conditions for Diffusion - David Strang and John W Meyer
PART TWO: INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTS AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMPLEXITY
Social Environments and Organizational Accounting - John W Meyer
Environmental Linkages and Organizational Complexity - W Richard Scott and John W Meyer
Public and Private Schools
Centralization, Fragmentation, and School District Complexity - John W Meyer, W Richard Scott and David Strang
Bureaucratization Without Centralization - John W Meyer et al
Changes in the Organizational System of US Public Education, 1940 - 1980
PART THREE: INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTS AND THE EXPANSION OF INDIVIDUALITY WITHIN ORGANIZATIONS
Institutional and Organizational Rationalization in the Mental Health System - John W Meyer
The Rise of Training Programs in Firms and Agencies - W Richard Scott and John W Meyer
An Institutional Perspective
Employee Training - Susanne C Monahan, John W Meyer and Richard W Scott
The Expansion of Organizational Citizenship
Equal Opportunity Law and the Construction of Internal Labor Markets - Frank R Dobbin et al

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