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Institutional Environments and Organizations By W. Richard Scott

Institutional Environments and Organizations
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Institutional Environments and Organizations: Structural Complexity and Individualism by W. Richard Scott

The institutional theory of organizations developed by Scott, Meyer and their colleagues over the past two decades has had an enormous impact on organizational theory and research. In this book, the editors review the major theoretical advances of the past decade and the empirical testing they have done on these theories. Their work has highlighted two key themes: the interrelationship between organizational complexity and the institutional environment; and the place of the individual within the organization.

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About W. Richard Scott

W. Richard (Dick) Scott received his PhD from the University of Chicago and is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology with courtesy appointments in the Graduate School of Business, Graduate School of Education, and School of Medicine at Stanford University. He has spent his entire professional career at Stanford, serving as chair of the Sociology Department (1972-1975), as director of the Training Program on Organizations and Mental Health (1972-1989), and as director of the Stanford Center for Organizations Research (1988-1996). Scott is an organizational sociologist who has concentrated his work on the study of professional organizations, including educa tional, engineering, medical, research, social welfare, and nonprofit advocacy organizations. During the past three decades, he has concen trated his writing and research on the relation between organizations and their institutional environments. He is the author or editor of about a dozen books and more than 200 articles and book chapters. He was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine (1975), served as editor of the Annual Review of Sociology (1987-1991), and as president of the Sociological Research Association (2006-2007). Scott was the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Management and Organization Theory Division of the Academy of Management in 1988, the Distinguished Educator Award from the same Division in 2013, and of the Richard D. Irwin Award for Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Management from the Academy of Management in 1996. In 2000, the Section on Organization, Occupations and Work of the American Sociological Association created the W. Richard Scott Award to annually recognize an outstanding article-length contribution to the field. He has received honorary doctorates from the Copenhagen School of Business (2000), the Helsinki School of Economics and Business (2001), and Aarhus University in Denmark (2010).

Table of Contents

PART ONE: DEVELOPMENTS IN INSTITUTIONAL THEORY Ontology and Rationalization in the Western Cultural Account - John W Meyer, John Boli and George M Thomas Rationalized Environments - John W Meyer Institutions and Organizations - W Richard Scott Toward a Theoretical Synthesis Institutional Analysis - W Richard Scott Variance and Process Theory Approaches Institutional Conditions for Diffusion - David Strang and John W Meyer PART TWO: INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTS AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMPLEXITY Social Environments and Organizational Accounting - John W Meyer Environmental Linkages and Organizational Complexity - W Richard Scott and John W Meyer Public and Private Schools Centralization, Fragmentation, and School District Complexity - John W Meyer, W Richard Scott and David Strang Bureaucratization Without Centralization - John W Meyer et al Changes in the Organizational System of US Public Education, 1940 - 1980 PART THREE: INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTS AND THE EXPANSION OF INDIVIDUALITY WITHIN ORGANIZATIONS Institutional and Organizational Rationalization in the Mental Health System - John W Meyer The Rise of Training Programs in Firms and Agencies - W Richard Scott and John W Meyer An Institutional Perspective Employee Training - Susanne C Monahan, John W Meyer and Richard W Scott The Expansion of Organizational Citizenship Equal Opportunity Law and the Construction of Internal Labor Markets - Frank R Dobbin et al

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Institutional Environments and Organizations: Structural Complexity and Individualism by W. Richard Scott
W. Richard Scott
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