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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

Institutions, Institutional Theory and Organizational Wrongdoing
Institutions, Institutional Theory and Organizational Wrongdoing
Donald Palmer
INTRODUCTION

Wrongdoing in and by organizations, hereafter for simplicity organizational wrongdoing, is increasingly a topic of interest to organization theorists.1 Institutional theorists have conducted research on specific types of organizational wrongdoing. But no one has yet attempted to take stock of these efforts with the goal of articulating in a holistic way the implications that institutional theory holds for the study of organizational wrongdoing. This is my objective. I begin by elaborating working definitions of the three concepts central to the chapter: institutions, institutional theory and organizational wrongdoing. Then, I discuss six ways in which institutional theory can inform the analysis of organizational wrongdoing. I conclude by exploring three implications of my enquiry ...

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