Institutional theory is a wide ranging body of work that has had, and continuous to have, a huge impact in political science, sociology and organization studies. However, there remains a gap for a collection that addresses organizational institutionalism - by far the most used perspective within organization and management theory.
From the authors of The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism, this major work takes stock of institutional theory by reviewing its foundations, current status and emerging new directions with a selection of the seminal articles that have appeared over the last 60 years.
VOLUME ONE PART ONE: BEGINNINGS Institutionalized Organizations - John W. Meyer and Brian Rowan Formal Structure as Myth and Ceremony The Role of Institutionalization in Cultural Persistence - Lynne G. Zucker The Iron Cage Revisited - Paul J. DiMaggio and Walter W. Powell Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational Fields The Organization of Societal Sectors - W. R. Scott and J. W. Meyer PART TWO: ELABORATIONS The Adolescence of Institutional Theory - Richard W. Scott Institutional Theories of Organization - Lynne G. Zucker Introduction - Walter W. Powell and Paul DiMaggio Markets as Politics - Neil Fligstein A Political-Cultural Approach to Market Institutions Crafting an Analytic Framework I - W. Richard Scott Three Pillars of Institutions Strategic Responses to Institutional Processes - Christine Oliver Culture in Action - Ann Swidler VOLUME TWO PART ONE: LEGITIMACY Managing Legitimacy - Mark C. Suchman Strategic and Institutional Approaches Marlene, Fools Rush in? The Institutional Context of Industry Creation - Howard E. Aldrich and C. Fiol Institutional Linkages and Organizational Mortality - Joel A.C. Baum and Christine Oliver Cultural Entrepreneurship - Michael Lounsbury and Mary Ann Glynn Stories, Legitimacy and the Acquisition of Resources PART TWO: ISOMORPHISM AND DIFFUSION Institutional Sources of Change in the Formal Structure of Organizations - Pamela S. Tolbert and Lynne G. Zucker The Diffusion of Civil Service Reform, 1880-1935 Agents without Principles? The Spread of the Poison Pill through the Intercorporate Network - Gerald F. Davi Modes of Interorganizational Imitation - Pamela R. Haunschild and Anne S. Miner The Effects of Outcome Salience and Uncertainty Customization or Conformity? An Institutional and Network Perspective on the Contents and Consequences of TQM Adoption - James D. Westphal, Ranjay Gulati and Stephen M. Shortell Learning by Association? Interorganizational Networks and Adaptation to Environmental Change - Matthew S. Kraatz Global Competition, Institutions and the Diffusion of Organizational Practices - Isin Guler, Mauro F. Guillen and John Muir Macpherson The International Spread of ISO 9000 Quality Certificates Equal-Opportunity Law and the Construction of Internal Labor Markets - Frank Dobbin et al Legal Ambiguity and Symbolic Structures - Lauren B. Edelman Organizational Mediation of Civil Rights Law Travels of Ideas - Barbara Czarniawska and M. Warner Jorges Institutional Conditions for Diffusion - David Strang and John W. Meyer Diffusion in Organizations and Social Movements - David Strang and Sarah A. Soule From Hybrid Corn to Poison Pills VOLUME THREE PART ONE: LOGICS AND LANGUAGE Bringing Society back in - Roger Friedland and Robert R. Alford Symbols, Practices and Institutional Contradictions Institutional Logics and the Historical Contingency of Power in Organizations - Patricia H. Thornton and William Ocasio Executive Succession in the Higher Education Publishing Industry, 1958?1990 Discourse and Institutions - Nelson Phillips, Thomas B. Lawrence and Cynthia Hardy Theorizing Change - Royston Greenwood, Roy Suddaby and C.R. Hinings The Role of Professional Associations in the Transformation of Institutionalized Fields Rhetorical Strategies of Legitimacy - Roy Suddaby and Royston Greenwood PART TWO: INSTITUTIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND CHANGE Interest and Agency in Institutional Theory - Paul J. DiMaggio Institutionalization and Structuration - Stephen R. Barley and Pamela S. Tolbert Studying the Links between Action and Institution Politics and Institutionalism - Elisabeth S. Clemens and James M. Cook Explaining Durability and Change Institutional Contradictions, Praxis and Institutional Change - Myeong-Gu Seo and W.E. Douglas Creed A Dialectical Perspective Institutional Evolution and Change - Andrew Hoffman Environmentalism and the U.S. Chemical Industry Institutional Change and the Transformation of Interorganizational Fields - Huseyin Leblebici An Organizational History of the U.S. Radio Broadcasting Industry Constructing an Organizational Field as a Professional Project - Paul J. DiMaggio Institutional Change in Toque Ville - Hayagreeva Rao, Philippe Monin and Rodolphe Durand Nouvelle Cuisine as an Identity Movement in French Gastronomy Institutional Entrepreneurship in Emerging Fields - Steve Maguire, Cynthia Hardy and Thomas B. Lawrence HIV/AIDS Treatment Advocacy in Canada Understanding Radical Organizational Change - Royston Greenwood and C.R. Hinings Bringing Together the Old and the New Institutionalism Institutional Transitions and Strategic Choices - Mike W. Peng Industry Self-Regulation without Sanctions - Andrew A. King and Michael J. Lennox The Chemical Industry's Responsible Care Program Institutional Entrepreneurship in Mature Fields - Royston Greenwood and Roy Suddaby The Big Five Accounting Firms VOLUME FOUR PART ONE: REFLECTIONS Reflections on Institutional Theories of Organizations - John W. Meyer On the Virtues of the Old Institutionalism - Arthur L. Stinchcombe An Overview and a Caution - W. Richard Scott PART TWO: NEW DIRECTIONS? Institutions and Institutional Work - Thomas B. Lawrence and Roy Suddaby Micro-Foundations of Institutional Theory - Walter W. Powell and Jeanette A. Colyvas New Practice Creation - Michael Lounsbury and Ellen T. Crumley An Institutional Perspective on Innovation Institutional Logics - Patricia H. Thornton and William Ocasio The Categorical Imperative - Ezra W. Zuckerman Securities Analysts and the Illegitimacy Discount Building Sustainable Hybrid Organizations - Julie Battilana and Silvia Dorado The Case of Commercial Micro-Finance Organizations When Worlds Collide - Anne-Claire Pache and Filipe Santos The Internal Dynamics of Organizational Responses to Conflicting Institutional Demands Community Isomorphism and Corporate Social Action - Christopher Marquis, Mary Ann Glynn and Gerald F. Davis