The Response of Organizations to their Environments. And the changing contexts of Institutional Theory. Tracy Alberry EDU 730 Spring 2009. Key Terms. New Institutionalism Structuralism Legitimacy Isomorphism. New institutionalism or neoinstitutionalism.
And the changing contexts of Institutional Theory
Scott would argue that organizations become similar in hopes of becoming as successful as other organizations.
Organizations choose structures that will make them more acceptable to the culture or society.(legitimacy)
Structuration consists of four parts:
Do we see structuration in Education?
(Scott, p. 167)
Most organizations have both. Seems to be a “new cultural emphasis”.
This article examines
Imposition describes the situation when environmental agents exist that have
sufficient power to impose structural forms on subordinate organizational unit.
Incorporation refers to the tendency of organizations to have things happen that may not be intended. The more complex the environmental elements the greater the administrative complexity and the less program coherence.
andceremony.In Powell & Dimaggio, The new institutionalism in organizational analysis, 63-75.