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The Sage Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism

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 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. The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism will change how researchers, teachers and advanced students think about organizational institutionalism.
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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


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 fieldsStewart CleggAston 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 comeSociology 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 volumeHaridimos TsoukasThe 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 recommendedMartin 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 contributionsDanny MillerHEC 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 subjectJohn ChildUniversity 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 fieldW. Richard ScottProfessor 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 perspectivesAndrew H. Van de VenVernon Heath Professor of Organizational Innovationi and Change, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

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