The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism
- Royston Greenwood - University of Alberta, Canada
- Christine Oliver - York University, Toronto, Canada
- Thomas B. Lawrence - Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK
- Renate E. Meyer - WU Vienna, Austria
Organization Studies (General) | Organizational Theory | Public Management
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 reorganised, 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 first edition of the Sage Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism in 2008 signaled a reenergizing of institutional scholarship, integrating notions of multiplicity, power, agency, and practices into institutional thought. The 2017 edition builds on these developments, but also shows that the creative energy of the field continues unabated. Among important and exciting new themes addressed from an institutional perspective in this completely revised edition are emotions, materiality and visuality, categories, inequality, sustainability and race. As organizational institutionalism continues to expand its reach and relevance, this volume is clearly a must have for any serious student of organization theory.
Some argue that institutionalism has become the default theory in management and organisation studies. Such a status requires continuing refinement and challenge. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines , academic areas and nations the writing in this second edition of the Sage Handbook will outreach the success of its predecessor volume. The editors and authors deserve their success and the reader will take stimulation from this book for many years to come.
The pluralism of organization theories is increasing contained within the very broad category of institutional theory. There could be no better invitation to explore the richness and complexity of this now predominant approach than one finds in The Sage Handbook of Organizational Intuitionalism. The editors have assembled a stellar composition of chapters by the leading contributors. It will be appreciated wherever Doctoral candidates in the field gather.
There are several handbooks in management that are as comprehensive as this one, but absolutely none that I know of that approach the quality, rigour and insight of its scholarship. The authors and editors have my heartiest congratulations
As the very impressive second edition of this Handbook makes evident, unlike its early emphases on stability and similarity, institutional theory keeps changing and taking on new areas of investigation, even acknowledging that other theoretical perspectives can inform it. The chapters in this volume consider previously unimaginable questions such as what might happen if the institutional environment isn’t homogenous, and how institutional theory might learn from practice theory. This book is of great value both for institutional scholars and for other scholars who felt they have been cut off entirely from institutional approaches.
This new edition updates a classic reference for all things institutionalist. Alongside theory essays and reflections from many of the field’s founders, it also includes fresh and fascinating chapters on how institutional forces shape inequality, organizational wrongdoing, and many other societal outcomes of consequence today. A valuable addition to your organizational-theory bookshelf!
The first Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism - the 'green book' - has been an essential reference even for those of us whose main research interests were not (yet) in institutional theory. So many of its chapters have become landmarks in their lines of inquiry, or opened entirely new ones. The new edition is all of this again, and even more. A must read for scholars interested in institutional processes and those who are not (yet).
Almost immediately after the first edition of the Handbook came out, it was colloquially dubbed the Green Bible of Institutionalism by many of its readers. Big news: the New Testament just came out. It is awesome! The first edition of the Handbook was an instant classic, a feat that is hard to top. But the editors and contributors to the second edition have done it again. This is without a doubt the book that will set the agenda for the fourth decade of organizational institutionalism.
The second edition of this Handbook remains must reading for any organization and management scholar. It provides a timely and comprehensive update of institutional
theory and its relationships with other organization theories.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 18: Power, Institutions and Organizations