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Institutions and Organizations Ideas and Interests

ISBN-10: 1412950902
ISBN-13: 9781412950909
Edition: 3rd 2008
Authors: W. Richard Scott
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

A bestseller since its First Edition, Institutions and Organizations remains the key source for a comprehensive overview of the institutionalist approach to organization theory. W. Richard Scott presents a historical overview of the theoretical literature, an integrative analysis of current institutional approaches, and a review of empirical research related to institutions and organizations. He offers an extensive review and critique of institutional analysis in sociology, political science, and economics as it relates to recent theory and research on organizations. New to the Third Edition: Further developed theoretical framework in chapters3 and4 is updated and amplified with the latest research New material on institutional construction, maintenance, and diffusion An addedchapter on transnational institutions Originalresearch on the intersection of institutional and ecological processes, the emergence of new organizational forms, and the latest research on the co-evolution of institutions and organizational forms Thorough revision to bringthe presented arguments up-to-date

Preface to Third Edition
Introduction
Early Institutionalists
Early Institutional Theory in Economics
Early Institutional Theory in Political Science
Early Institutional Theory in Sociology
Institutional Theory Meets Organization Studies
Institutions and Organizations: Early Approaches
Foundations of Neoinstitutional Theory
Crafting an Analytic Framework I: Three Pillars of Institutions
Defining Institutions
The Three Pillars of Institutions
The Three Pillars and Legitimacy
Basic Assumptions associated with the Three Pillars
Constructing an Analytic Framework II: Content, Agency, Carriers and Levels
Institutional Content and Organizations
Agency and Institutions
Varying Carriers
Varying Levels of Analysis
Institutional Construction
Creating Institutions
Selected Studies of Institutional Construction
Institutionalization
Three Conceptions of Institutionalization: Underlying Mechanisms
Maintaining and Diffusing Institutions
Carriers and Institutional Mechanisms
Institutional Processes and Organizations
Organizations and Institutions: Three Views
Legitimacy and Isomorphism
Institutional Context and Organizational Structure
Interactive Processes
Strategic Processes
Sources of Divergence
Institutional Processes and Organization Fields
Conceptualizing Organization Fields
Field Structuration Processes
Structuration, Destructurating, and Restructuration
An Overview and a Caution
Distinctive Features
The Maturation of Institutional Theory and Research
A Cautionary Comment
References
Index
About the Author

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