"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 MinnesotaInstitutional 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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Table of Contents
Introduction - Royston Greenwood, Christine Oliver, Kerstin Sahlin and Roy SuddabyPART ONE: FOUNDATIONAL THEMESLegitimacy in Organizational Institutionalism - David L Deephouse and Marc SuchmanIsomorphism, Diffusion and Decoupling - Eva Boxenbaum and Stefan JonssonInstitutional Logics - Patricia H Thornton and William OcasioOrganizational Fields - Melissa Wooten and Andrew J Hoffman Past, Present and Future PART TWO: INSTITUTIONAL DYNAMICSThe Work of Meanings in Institutional Processes and Thinking - Tammar B ZilberPower, Institutions and Organizations - Thomas B LawrenceInstitutional Entrepreneurship - Cynthia Hardy and Steve MaguireCirculating Ideas - Kerstin Sahlin and Linda Wedlin Imitation, Translation and EditingOrganizational Implications of Institutional Pluralism - Matthew S Kraatz and Emily S. Block Microfoundations of Institutional Theory - Walter W Powell and Jeannette A. ColyvasInstitutions and Transnationalization - Marie-Laure Djelic and Sigrid QuackPART THREE: APPLICATIONSTraditions as Institutionalized Practice - M Tina Dacin and Peter A Dacin Implications for de-institutionalizationNew 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 EpidemicInstitutions and Corporate Governance - Peer C FissPART FOUR: INTERFACESBeyond Constraint - Mary Ann Glynn How Institutions Enable Identities Institutionalism and the Professions - Kevin T Leicht and Mary L FennellInstitutionalism and Globalization Studies - Gili S DroriOrganizational Institutionalism and Sociology - C R Hinings and Pamela S Tolbert A ReflectionCoalface Institutionalism - Stephen R BarleyNew Sociology of Knowledge - Renate E Meyer Historical Legacy and ContributionsSystems Theory, Societal Contexts and Organizational Heterogeneity - Raimund Hasse and Georg Kr ckenCharting Progress at the Nexus of Institutional Theory and Economics - Peter W RobertsEcologists and Institutionalists - Heather A Haveman and Robert J David Friends or Foes?Networks and Institutions - Jason Owen-Smith and Walter W PowellInstitutional-Level Learning - Pamela Haunschild and David Chandler Learning as a Source of Institutional ChangeSocial Movements and Institutional Analysis - Marc Schneiberg and Michael LounsburyExamining 'Institutionalization' - David J Cooper, Mahmoud Ezzamel and Hugh Willmott A Critical Theoretic PerspectiveTaking 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 FuturePART FIVE: REFLECTIONSIs the New Institutionalism a Theory? - Donald Palmer, Nicole Biggart and Brian DickHow 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 EvolutionReflections on Institutional Theories of Organizations - John W Meyer