The iron cage revisited institutional isomorphism and collective rationality in organizational fields

  title={The iron cage revisited institutional isomorphism and collective rationality in organizational fields},
  author={Paul DiMaggio and Walter W. Powell},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
Escape from the Iron Cage? Organizational Change and Isomorphic Pressures in the Public Sector
Institutional theory suggests that organizations pursue legitimacy by conforming to isomorphic pressures in their environment. We extend previous research on institutional theory by distinguishing
Refocusing Isomorphism to Explain Organizational Legitimacy: A New Approach
Isomorphism is the process by which organizations adopt similar structures, routines, or even strategies. Through this process, organizations obtain legitimacy and become institutionalized. This
Structure! Agency! (And Other Quarrels): A Meta-Analysis Of Institutional Theories Of Organization
We use meta-analytical techniques to address three central debates in institutional theory: Is organizational behavior the product of social structure or organizational agency? Does conformity to
Institutional Complexity and Organizational Responses
Organizations face institutional complexity whenever they confront incompatible prescriptions from multiple institutional logics. Our interest is in how plural institutional logics, refracted through
Fields, Organizations, and Agency
Melding key concepts from structuration theory with the organizational field framework, this article builds on current work establishing a micro foundation for neoinstitutional organizations theory.
This study extensively reviewed extant literature on the sociological theory of organizational isomorphism and its influence on corporate survivability. Isomorphism explains the forces that persuade
Institutional processes of organizational culture
Queries into the creation of collective meaning through social processes arise in both organization culture and institutional theory. This paper applies DiMaggio and Powell’s (1983) three isomorphic
Redesigning Organizational Boundaries and Internal Structures: A Sociological Interpretation of Activation Policies
Abstract Assuming that organizations are open and have increasingly permeable boundaries, one risks overlooking the strategies employed by organizations to defend their own logics and routines, as
New Institutionalism: Roots and Buds
The roots of the new institutional theory are well known (Scott, 2008). Meyer and Rowan (1977) undermined the (then) prevailing imagery of organizations as quasi-rational actors navigating economic


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