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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

Institutional Pluralism Revisited1
Institutional Pluralism Revisited
Matthew S. KraatzEmily S. Block

In the fall of 2006, we wrote a chapter for the first edition of this Handbook introducing the concept of institutional pluralism and developed a set of arguments about the ‘organizational implications’ of this phenomenon (Kraatz & Block, 2008). That chapter was an important milestone on our own intellectual journey, and we still view it with some satisfaction and pride for this reason. We are also pleased that it seems to have resonated with many readers and to have played some role in altering the trajectory of contemporary institutional theory and research. The growing literature on institutional complexity (Dunn & Jones, 2010; Greenwood, Raynard, Kodeih, Micelotta, & Lounsbury, 2011; Besharov & Smith, 2014) and hybrid ...

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