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The Institutional Construction of Organizations

International and Longitudinal Studies

W. Richard Scott Stanford University, USA
Soren Moller Christensen
© 1995   384 pages   SAGE Publications, Inc   
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Paperback ISBN: 9780803970717 £42.99
Other Titles in: Organizational Theory
During the past three decades, organization studies have witnessed a succession of theoretical perspectives - contingency theory, resource dependency and population ecology - that focus on one or other aspect of organizations. Only institutional theory highlights the importance of the wider social and cultural environment as the `ground' in which organizations are rooted.

This book brings together original work from two different research traditions - continental Europe and the United States - to shed light on the study of organizations. This includes empirical observations, longitudinal analyses, market-based organizational forms, and the concepts of agency and strategy.

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