Institutions and Organizations : Ideas, Interests, and Identities

Institutions and Organizations : Ideas, Interests, and Identities

Book Title: Institutions and Organizations : Ideas, Interests, and Identities

Author: W Richard Scott

Format: Paperback | 360 pages

Publication Date: 10 Sep 2013

ISBN-13: 9781452242224

Creating a clear, analytical framework for readers, Institutions and Organizations: Ideas and Interests, Fourth Edition continues to reflect the richness and diversity of institutional thought, viewed both historically and as a contemporary, ongoing field of study. By presenting the differences as well as the underlying commonalities of institutional theories, this book presents a cohesive view of the many flavors and colors of institutionalism. It evaluates and clarifies developments in both theory and research while identifying future research directions.



Key Features:





- Elaborates on the three pillars of institutions as part of a larger framework and sheds light on the interplay between institutions and social systems


Includes a detailed discussion between three differing explanations and approaches of institutionalization-economic, sociological, and neo-institutional scholars in organizational studies


- Examines how symbols, relations, routines, artifacts, and other carriers transmit institutional arrangements across time and space


- Devotes a chapter to the theoretical and practical significance of organization fields


Emphasizes the best and most recent theoretical and empirical contributions in each chapter