Isomorphism, Diffusion and Decoupling: Concept Evolution and Theoretical Challenges

Eva Boxenbaum, Stefan Jonsson

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Abstract

This chapter traces the evolution of the core theoretical constructs of isomorphism, decoupling and diffusion in organizational institutionalism. We first review the original theoretical formulations of these constructs and then examine their evolution in empirical research conducted over the past four decades. We point to unexamined and challenging aspects of this conceptual evolution, including the causal relationships among these core theoretical constructs. The chapter ends with a discussion of important theoretical frontiers to address in future research.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelThe SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism
RedaktørerRoyston Greenwood, Christine Oliver, Thomas B. Lawrence, Renate E. Meyer
UdgivelsesstedLondon
ForlagSAGE Publications
Publikationsdato2017
Udgave2.
Sider77-101
Kapitel3
ISBN (Trykt)9781412961967
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781526415035
StatusUdgivet - 2017

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