Institutions and Organizations Ideas, Interests, and Identities

ISBN-10: 1452242224
ISBN-13: 9781452242224
Edition: 4th 2014
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Book details

List price: $54.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/24/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Creating a clear, analytical framework for readers, Institutions and Organizations: Ideas and Interests, Fourth Edition continues to reflect the richness and diversity of institutional thought, viewed both historically and as a contemporary, ongoing field of study. By presenting the differences as well as the underlying commonalities of institutional theories, this book presents a cohesive view of the many flavors and colors of institutionalism. It evaluates and clarifies developments in both theory and research while identifying future research directions. Key Features:- Elaborates on the three pillars of institutions as part of a larger framework and sheds light on the interplay between institutions and social systems Includes a detailed discussion between three differing explanations and approaches of institutionalization—economic, sociological, and neo-institutional scholars in organizational studies - Examines how symbols, relations, routines, artifacts, and other carriers transmit institutional arrangements across time and space - Devotes a chapter to the theoretical and practical significance of organization fields Emphasizes the best and most recent theoretical and empirical contributions in each chapter

W. Richard (Dick) Scott (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology with courtesy appointments in the Graduate School of Business, School of Education, and School of Medicine, Stanford University. He has spent his entire professional career at Stanford and served as the founding director of the Stanford Center for Organizations Research. He is the author of many articles and more than a dozen scholarly books, including two widely used texts in the area of organizations: an early book, Formal Organizations (1962), coauthored with Peter M Blau, and the more recent volume, Organizations: Rational, Natural and Open Systems (1981/1987/1992/1998), now in its 4th edition. Scott is a past fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and was the recipient in 1988 of the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Management and Organization Theory Division of the Academy of Management. In 1996, he received the Richard D. Irwin Award for Scholarly Contributions to Management from the Academy of Management.

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