How Institutions Matter: From the Micro Foundations of Institutional Impacts to the Macro Consequences of Institutional Arrangements

Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Forthcoming

University of Alberta School of Business Research Paper No. 2016-906

29 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2016

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Joel Gehman

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization

Michael Lounsbury

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization

Royston Greenwood

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization

Date Written: June 27, 2016

Abstract

This double volume presents a collection of 22 papers on how institutions matter to socio-economic life. In particular, the papers delve deeply into the practical impact an institutional approach enables, as well as how such research has the potential to influence policies relevant to critical institutional changes unfolding in the world today. In Volume 49A, the focus is on the micro foundations of institutional impacts. In Volume 49B, the focus is on the macro consequences of institutional arrangements. Our introduction provides an overview to the two volumes, identifies points of contact between the papers, and briefly summarizes each contribution. We close by noting avenues for future research on how institutions matter. Overall, the volumes provide a cross-section of cutting edge institutional thought and empirical research, highlighting a variety of fruitful directions for knowledge accumulation and development.

Keywords: institutional theory, institutional logics, institutional complexity, grand challenges, practices, framing, temporality

JEL Classification: O35, B52, O17

Suggested Citation

Gehman, Joel and Lounsbury, Michael and Greenwood, Royston, How Institutions Matter: From the Micro Foundations of Institutional Impacts to the Macro Consequences of Institutional Arrangements (June 27, 2016). Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Forthcoming; University of Alberta School of Business Research Paper No. 2016-906. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2811210

Joel Gehman (Contact Author)

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization ( email )

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Michael Lounsbury

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization ( email )

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R6
Canada

Royston Greenwood

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization ( email )

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R6
Canada

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