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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

The Imitation and Translation of Management Ideas1
The Imitation and Translation of Management Ideas
Linda WedlinKerstin Sahlin

Organizational institutionalism grew from observations of a widespread expansion, rationalization and homogenization of organizations across sectors and continents. Empirical foundations of this research combine large-scale empirical studies of diffused world society blue prints and homogenized organizational patterns worldwide, with qualitative studies of the circulation of ideas and of the interplay of ideas and organizations. This latter research tradition is the main focus for this chapter, even if clear connections with a broader field of organizational institutionalism are also spelled out. The ambition of the chapter is to highlight and elaborate on the key contributions of this literature to our understanding of the circulating ideas and of processes of imitation, ...

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