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

Race and Institutionalism

Race and Institutionalism

Race and Institutionalism
Fabio Rojas


Race is a core sociological topic and institutionalism is a core paradigm in organizational theory. Surprisingly, there are relatively few attempts to explore the connections between race and institutional processes. A casual perusal of classic texts in neo-institutional theory reveals a genuine scarcity of research on how race and institutions interact. None of the early classic articles of institutional theory mention race, such as Stinchcombe's (1965) article on environmental imprinting, Meyer and Rowan's (1977) discussion of myth and ceremony, or DiMaggio and Powell's (1983) iron cage article. The edited volumes defining early neo-institutionalism, such as The New Institutional Analysis (DiMaggio and Powell, 1991), exhibit a similar lack of attention given to race. Even recent anthologies, such as Institutional ...

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