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Organizational Implications of Institutional Pluralism
Organizational implications of institutional pluralism

Hence, social control, so far from tending to crush out the human individual or to obliterate his self-conscious individuality, is, on the contrary, actually constitutive of and inextricably associated with that individuality; for the individual is what he is, as a conscious and individual personality, just in so far as he is a member of society.

(Mead, 1934: 255)

Institutional pluralism is the situation faced by an organization that operates within multiple institutional spheres. If institutions are broadly understood as ‘the rules of the game’ that direct and circumscribe organizational behavior, then the organization confronting institutional pluralism plays in two or more games at the same time. Such an organization ...

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