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The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism brings together extensive coverage of aspects of Institutional Theory and an array of top academic contributors. Now in its Second Edition, the book has been thoroughly revised and reorganized, with all chapters updated to maintain a mix of theory, how to conduct institutional organizational analysis, and contemporary empirical work. New chapters on Translation, Networks and Institutional Pluralism are included to reflect new directions in the field. The Second Edition has also been reorganized into six parts: Part One: Beginnings (Foundations) Part Two: Organizations and their Contexts Part Three: Institutional Processes Part Four: Conversations Part Five: Consequences Part Six: Reflections
Chapter 6: Fields, Institutional Infrastructure and Governance
Fields, Institutional Infrastructure and Governance
In their seminal article, Greenwood, Raynard, Kodeih, Micelotta and Lounsbury (2011) introduce the idea of institutional infrastructure while discussing institutional complexity. They drew attention to institutional infrastructure as the features that bind a field together and govern field interactions. They also suggested that the lack of a developed conceptual framework for comparing fields could be dealt with, at least partially, by an analysis of institutional infrastructure. One of our aims in this chapter is to draw together these two ideas of institutional infrastructure and field comparison to review whether and how the former differs across fields.
We argue that a field's institutional infrastructure can be usefully delineated for the purpose of better ...