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"It is now three decades since the "new"institutionalism burst on the intellectual scene and a most appropriate time to take stock of missteps, accomplishments, and future directions. This theoretical thrust has revitalized many scholarly arenas across the social sciences, but none more so then organization studies. Royston Greenwood and his co-editors have assembled a stellar stable of scholars who collectively provide a comprehensive assessment if this vibrant field."
—W. Richard Scott, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University

"Institutional theory has become the dominant conversation in organization theory. In this volume many of its leading exponents show where it is going, what it can do and how it engages with related fields."
Stewart Clegg, Aston Business School and University of Technology, Sydney

"This Handbook is "must reading" for any organization and management scholar. It provides a timely and comprehensive update of institutional theory and its relationships with other organization theories."
Andrew H. Van de Ven, Vernon Heath Professor of Organizational Innovation and Change, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Institutional theory lies at the heart of organizational theory, yet until now, no book has successfully taken stock of this important and wide ranging theoretical perspective.

With insight and clarity, the editors of this handbook have collected and arranged papers so the readers are provided with a map of the field and pointed in the direction of new and emerging themes. The academics who have contributed to this handbook are respected internationally and represent a cross section of expert organization theorists, sociologists and political scientists. Chapters are a rich mix of theory, how to conduct institutional organizational analysis and empirical work.

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Editorial Reviews

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Institutional theory has become the dominant conversation in organization theory. In this volume many of its leading exponents show where it is going, what it can do and how it engages with related fields
Stewart Clegg
Aston Business School and University of Technology, Sydney

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism is a valuable addition to the collection of any academic interested in institutional theory...this is a well written, comprehensive account of current thinking on institutional theory. It is a powerful tool for those engaged in investigating the broader context in which organizations operate, and is of considerable value to those working with the theory. It will no doubt help to shape the debates and future research in this area for years to come
Sociology

This is a book much needed. Organizational institutionalism represents perhaps the most fascinating theoretical perspective in organization studies, one with a long and verable pedigree. This brilliant Handbook is impressive in its coverage, the framing of topics and the breadth of international scholars it brings together. The editors, all leading researchers into aspects of institutionalism, must be congradulated for producing such a marvellous volume
Haridimos Tsoukas
The George D. Mavros Research Professor of Organization Theory, ALBA, Greece and Professor of Organization Studies, Warwick University, UK Editor-in-Chief, Organization Studies

This is the big book on institutional theory we have all been waiting for, the one that will revitalize the field by connecting foundational themes to institutional dynamics. This book is not just a comprehensive handbook, but also a mother lode of new thinking across both familiar territory ( e.g., organizational fields, networks, the professions) and new provinces (e.g., transnationalization, identities, critical theory). Highly, highly recommended
Martin Kilduff

This superb volume is unique in both the thoroughness of coverage of the field of institutional theory as well as the outstanding quality of its contributions
Danny Miller
HEC Montreal

I shall be consulting this Handbook for many years to come. It is an invaluable source of reference on one of the most significant approaches to understanding how and why organizations behave as they do. By expertly reviewing both the development and current diversity of organizational institutionalism, this book leaves the reader in no doubt about the centrality and rich potential of the subject
John Child
University of Birmingham, UK

It is now three decades since the "new" institutionalism burst on the intellectual scene and a most appropriate time to take stock of missteps, accomplishments, and future directions. This theoretical thrust has revitalized many scholarly arenas across the social sciences, but none more so than organization studies. Royston Greenwood and his co-editors have assembled a stellar stable of scholars who collectively provide a comprehensive assessment of this vibrant field
W. Richard Scott
Professor Emeritus

Stanford University

This Handbook is 'must reading' for any organization and management scholar. It provides a timely and comprehensive update of institutional theory and its relationships with other organization theories. It's 34 chapters are written by leading American and European scholars and capture the rich variety of institutional perspectives
Andrew H. Van de Ven
Vernon Heath Professor of Organizational Innovationi and Change, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412931236
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/14/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 840
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Royston Greenwood, Christine Oliver, Kerstin Sahlin and Roy Suddaby
PART ONE: FOUNDATIONAL THEMES
Legitimacy in Organizational Institutionalism - David L Deephouse and Marc Suchman
Isomorphism, Diffusion and Decoupling - Eva Boxenbaum and Stefan Jonsson
Institutional Logics - Patricia H Thornton and William Ocasio
Organizational Fields - Melissa Wooten and Andrew J Hoffman
Past, Present and Future
PART TWO: INSTITUTIONAL DYNAMICS
The Work of Meanings in Institutional Processes and Thinking - Tammar B Zilber
Power, Institutions and Organizations - Thomas B Lawrence
Institutional Entrepreneurship - Cynthia Hardy and Steve Maguire
Circulating Ideas - Kerstin Sahlin and Linda Wedlin
Imitation, Translation and Editing
Organizational Implications of Institutional Pluralism - Matthew S Kraatz and Emily S. Block
Microfoundations of Institutional Theory - Walter W Powell and Jeannette A. Colyvas
Institutions and Transnationalization - Marie-Laure Djelic and Sigrid Quack
PART THREE: APPLICATIONS
Traditions as Institutionalized Practice - M Tina Dacin and Peter A Dacin
Implications for de-institutionalization
New Forms as Settlements - Hayagreeva Rao and Martin Kenney
Social Movements and Failed Institutionalization - Gerald F Davis and Peter J J Anderson
Corporate, (Non)Response to the AIDS Epidemic
Institutions and Corporate Governance - Peer C Fiss
PART FOUR: INTERFACES
Beyond Constraint - Mary Ann Glynn
How Institutions Enable Identities
Institutionalism and the Professions - Kevin T Leicht and Mary L Fennell
Institutionalism and Globalization Studies - Gili S Drori
Organizational Institutionalism and Sociology - C R Hinings and Pamela S Tolbert
A Reflection
Coalface Institutionalism - Stephen R Barley
New Sociology of Knowledge - Renate E Meyer
Historical Legacy and Contributions
Systems Theory, Societal Contexts and Organizational Heterogeneity - Raimund Hasse and Georg Kr cken
Charting Progress at the Nexus of Institutional Theory and Economics - Peter W Roberts
Ecologists and Institutionalists - Heather A Haveman and Robert J David
Friends or Foes?
Networks and Institutions - Jason Owen-Smith and Walter W Powell
Institutional-Level Learning - Pamela Haunschild and David Chandler
Learning as a Source of Institutional Change
Social Movements and Institutional Analysis - Marc Schneiberg and Michael Lounsbury
Examining 'Institutionalization' - David J Cooper, Mahmoud Ezzamel and Hugh Willmott
A Critical Theoretic Perspective
Taking Social Construction Seriously - Nelson Phillips and Namrata Malhotra
Extending the Discursive Approach in Institutional Theory
Institutional Leadership - Marvin Washington, Kimberly B Boal and John N Davis
Past, Present and Future
PART FIVE: REFLECTIONS
Is the New Institutionalism a Theory? - Donald Palmer, Nicole Biggart and Brian Dick
How to Misuse Institutions and Get Away with It - Barbara Czarniawska
Some Reflections on Institutional Theory(ies)
Been There, Done That, Moving on - Paul Hirsch
Reflections on Institutional Theory's Continuing Evolution
Reflections on Institutional Theories of Organizations - John W Meyer
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