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Institutions and organizations : ideas and interests

Author: W Richard Scott
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Sage, [20]10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3. ed., [3. print]View all editions and formats

Offers a comprehensive overview of the institutionalist approach to organization theory. This title presents a historical overview of the theoretical literature, an integrative analysis of  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W Richard Scott
ISBN: 9781412950909 1412950902
OCLC Number: 798976284
Description: XII, 266 Seiten : Diagramme
Contents: Preface to Third EditionIntroduction 1. Early Institutionalists Early Institutional Theory in Economics Early Institutional Theory in Political Science Early Institutional Theory in Sociology2. Institutional Theory Meets Organization Studies Institutions and Organizations: Early Approaches Foundations of Neoinstitutional Theory3. 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 Pillars4. Constructing an Analytic Framework II: Content, Agency, Carriers and Levels Institutional Content and Organizations Agency and Institutions Varying Carriers Varying Levels of Analysis5. Institutional Construction Creating Institutions Selected Studies of Institutional Construction6. Institutionalization Three Conceptions of Institutionalization: Underlying Mechanisms Maintaining and Diffusing Institutions Carriers and Institutional Mechanisms7. Institutional Processes and Organizations Organizations and Institutions: Three Views Legitimacy and Isomorphism Institutional Context and Organizational Structure Interactive Processes Strategic Processes Sources of Divergence8. Institutional Processes and Organization Fields Conceptualizing Organization Fields Field Structuration Processes Structuration, Destructurating, and Restructuration9. An Overview and a Caution Distinctive Features The Maturation of Institutional Theory and Research A Cautionary Comment ReferencesIndexAbout the Author
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