The Institutionalization of Institutional Theory

  title={The Institutionalization of Institutional Theory},
  author={Pamela S. Tolbert and Lynne G. Zucker},
Excerpt] Our primary aims in this effort are twofold: to clarify the independent theoretical contributions of institutional theory to analyses of organizations, and to develop this theoretical perspective further in order to enhance its use in empirical research. There is also a more general, more ambitious objective here, and that is to build a bridge between two distinct models of social actor that underlie most organizational analyses, which we refer to as a rational actor model and an… 

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