The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism, 2nd Edition

  • Christine Oliver
  • Royston Greenwood
  • Thomas B. Lawrence
  • Renate E. Meyer
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1526415054
  • ISBN-13: 9781526415059
  • DDC: 302.35
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 928 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This resource brings together extensive coverage of aspects of Institutional Theory and an array of top academic contributors. Now in its second edition, the book has been thoroughly revised and reorganized, with all chapters updated to maintain a mix of theory, how to conduct institutional organizational analysis, and contemporary empirical work. New chapters on Translation, Networks and Institutional Pluralism are included to reflect new directions in the field. This edition has also been reorganized into six parts: Part One: Beginnings (Foundations), Part Two: Organizations and their Contexts, Part Three: Institutional Processes, Part Four: Conversations, Part Five: Consequences, and Part Six: Reflections.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
Notes on the Editors and Contributors.
Companion Website.
Introduction: Into the Fourth Decade.
Beginnings (Foundations).
1: Organizational Legitimacy: Six Key Questions.
2: Organizational Fields: Past, Present and Future.
Organizations and Their Contexts.
3: Isomorphism, Diffusion and Decoupling: Concept Evolution and Theoretical Challenges1.
4: The Imitation and Translation of Management Ideas1.
5: On Hybrids and Hybrid Organizing: A Review and Roadmap for Future Research.
6: Fields, Institutional Infrastructure and Governance.
7: Drivers of Community Strength: An Institutional Logics Perspective on Geographical and Affiliation-Based Communities.
8: The Consequences of Globalization for Institutions and Organizations.
9: Theorizing the Identity–Institution Relationship: Considering Identity as Antecedent to, Consequence of, and Mechanism for, Processes of Institutional Change.
Institutional Processes.
10: Institutional Entrepreneurship and Change in Fields1.
11: Social Movements and the Dynamics of Institutions and Organizations.
12: Opening the Black Box: The Microfoundations of Institutions.
13: Coalface Institutionalism.
14: Towards a Practice-Driven Institutionalism.
15: Language, Cognition and Institutions: Studying Institutionalization Using Linguistic Methods.
16: The Evolving Role of Meaning in Theorizing Institutions.
17: Networks and Institutions.
18: Power, Institutions and Organizations.
19: Advances to the Institutional Logics Perspective.
20: Institutional Pluralism Revisited1.
21: Institutional Work: Taking Stock and Making It Matter.
22: Living Institutions: Bringing Emotions into Organizational Institutionalism.
23: The Material and Visual Basis of Institutions.
24: Advancing Research on Categories for Institutional Approaches of Organizations.
25: Institutional Theory and Entrepreneurship: Taking Stock and Moving Forward1.
26: How Institutions Create Income Inequality.
27: Institutions and Economic Inequality1.
28: Institutions, Institutional Theory and Organizational Wrongdoing.
29: Institutional Theory and the Natural Environment: Building Research through Tensions and Paradoxes.
30: Race and Institutionalism.
31: Are Diversity Programs Merely Ceremonial? Evidence-Free Institutionalization.
32: Reflections on Institutional Theories of Organizations.
33: Institutional Theory: Onward and Upward.