Microfoundations of Institutions Vol: 65, Part B

Patrick Haack
Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

Jost Sieweke
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Lauri Wessel
University of Bremen, Germany

Product Details
25 Nov 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
472 pages - 152 x 229mm
Research in the Sociology of Organizations
The notion of microfoundations has received growing interest in neo-institutional theory (NIT) along with an increasing interest in microfoundational research in disciplines such as strategic management and organizational economics. However, despite reference to the same term, there are decisive differences in how microfoundations have been addressed across different disciplines.

The aim of this double volume is to explore in more depth what the microfoundations of institutions are and what it takes to actually develop sound microfoundations. To this end, this double volume sets off by exploring the recent well-spring of micro-level research in NIT (i.e., research on the individual, practice and group level). While intimately related, micro-level research and microfoundations are not necessarily the same thing. Hence, the double volume seeks to bring to the fore different perspectives in micro-level research in order to tease out what these perspectives imply for building microfoundations, where they converge and where they diverge.
Section 4 Communicative Perspective on Microfoundations 
Chapter 1. arguments and institutions; Derek Harmon 
Chapter 2. rituals of critique and institutional Maintenance at the united nations climate change summits; Gazi Islam, Charles-Clemens Rüling and Elke Schüßler 
Chapter 3. framing fairness: Microfoundations of the Moral Legitimacy of alberta's oil sands; Lianne M. Lefsrud and Eero Vaara 
Chapter 4. from cruise director to rabbi: authoring the agentic self through conventions of narrative necessity; Jaco Lok, W. E. Douglas Creed and Rich DeJordy
Chapter 5. Melting icebergs vs. spectacularization: storytelling of conflicting institutional demands in wildlife documentaries; Birthe Soppe and Raissa Pershina 
Chapter 6. Microfoundations and recursive analysis: a Mixed-methods framework for Language-based research, computational Methods, and theory development; Hovig Tchalian 
Section 5 Behavioral Perspective on  Microfoundations 
Chapter 7. Practicing capitals across fields: extending Bourdieu to study inter-field dynamics; Mattia Anesa, Konstantinos Chalkias, Paula Jarzabkowski and Andreas Paul Spee
Chapter 8. "navigation techniques": How ordinary Participants orient themselves in scrambled institutions; Nina Eliasoph, Jade Y. Lo and Vern L. Glaser 
Chapter 9. institutional entrepreneurs' skills:  a Multi-dimensional concept; Emamdeen Fohim
Chapter 10. situating frames and institutional Logics: the social situation as a key institutional Microfoundation; Santi Furnari
Chapter 11. institutionalizing Place: Materiality and Meaning in Boston's north end; Candace Jones, Ju Young Lee and Taehyun Lee
Chapter 12. Hybridity and Power in the Microfoundations of Professional work; Namrata Malhotra and Trish Reay
Chapter 13. outsourcing Public services: a Multilevel Model of Leadership-driven Gradual institutional change of Public services Provision; Riku Ruotsalainen
Chapter 14. creating the British academic Health science centres: understanding the Microfoundations of the translation of organizational forms; Panita Surachaikulwattana and Nelson Phillips
Section 6 Reflections on Microfoundations 
Chapter 15. conceptual Metaphors in Microfoundations of institutional theory; Eva Boxenbaum
Chapter 16. Bringing society Back in again: the importance of social interaction in an inhabited institutionalism; Tim Hallett and Amelia Hawbaker
Chapter 17. what do we talk about when we talk about Microfoundations? conceptualizations of actor and Multi-level accounts of the Micro in institutional Processes; Hokyu Hwang and Jeannette Colyvas
Chapter 18. why worry? celebrating and reformulating "integrative institutionalism"; Christopher W. J. Steele, Madeline Toubiana and Royston Greenwood
Chapter 19. towards a theory of Micro-institutional  Processes: forgotten roots, Links to social-psychological  research, and new ideas; Lynne G. Zucker and Oliver Schilke
Section 7 Epilogues
Chapter 20. Microfoundations for institutional theory?; Teppo Felin and Nicolai Foss
Chapter 21. the social construction of the "Micro-social"; John W. Meyer
Chapter 22. institutions on the Ground; Walter W. Powell
Patrick Haack is Professor of Strategy at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne. His current research focuses on social judgment formation, practice adoption, and the application of experiments and formal modeling approaches to the study of institutionalization and legitimation.
Jost Sieweke is Associate Professor of Management & Organization at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His research focuses on human errors and legitimacy. He is also working in the application of natural experiments in management research.
Lauri Wessel is Associate Professor of Management & Organization at the University of Bremen, Germany. His research spawns the domains of organization theory and information systems research by applying sociological theories such as institutional theory to understand digital technology.

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