Organizational Institutionalism

  • Margaret F. ReidEmail author
  • Song YangEmail author
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Organizational institutionalism refers to a broad field within institutional scholarship that seeks to understand how organizations and institutions interact to conform to legitimate rules or the extent to which organizations effect changes within these institutional arrangements


The field of organizational institutionalism has become highly dynamic and begins to show similar strains encountered in other fields of organizational and institutional studies as they mature and expand beyond their initial theoretical suppositions (Greenwood et al. 2008). Organizational institutionalism refers to a broad field within institutional scholarship that seeks to understand how organizations and institutions interact to conform to legitimate rules and the extent to which organizations effect changes within these institutional arrangements, in other words, how organizations adapt...


Organizational Actor Institutional Theory Organizational Field Institutional Logic International Accounting Standard 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of ArkansasFayettevilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Sociology and Criminal JusticeUniversity of ArkansasFayettevilleUSA