• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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

Coalface Institutionalism
Coalface Institutionalism
Stephen R. Barley

Famous personages and also periods in the history … may be reassessed, some being demoted and others raised up or even rediscovered … Some are found worthless, stale; others provide stimulating ideas and even technology which can be built on … their ideas and work are more ‘relevant’ – not merely more useful or suggestive – than that of many contemporaries … No matter that the ancestors might be turning uncomfortably in their graves if they knew how their lives and works were reinterpreted and selectively used. (Strauss 1982: 179)


Neo-institutionalism appeared in the late 1970s with the goal of challenging rational theories of organizing that had ruled organization studies since the 1960s (Meyer and Rowan ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles