Organizational environments: ritual and rationality
The original edition of this important book has had a significant impact on organizational theorizing throughout the past decade. Meyer and Scott are both well known for their significant contributions to institutional theories of organizations and this Updated Edition blends original articles and compilations of other works to create the most complete explication of the authors' theoretical notions.
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Preface to the Updated Edition
From Technology to Environment
THE INSTITUTIONAL ORIGINS
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