Mikołaj Pawlak

Instytut Profilaktyki Społecznej i Resocjalizacji

Institutions and Organizations

Description:

The course title is borrowed from W. Richard Scott’s book “Institutions and Organizations”, which provides a comprehensive summary of the new institutional perspective in social sciences. The study of institutions constitutes an important topic in various disciplines: sociology, management studies, economy, political science and history. From the many approaches within the institutional perspective, the course focuses on the new institutional study of organizations.

 

Requirements to pass the course:

Attendance, Oral presentation, Two reaction papers

 

Readings:

1. Introductory Class

 

Greenwood, Royston, Christine Oliver, Kerstin Sahlin, Roy Suddaby. 2008. Introduction. In: R. Greenwood et al. (eds.). The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore: SAGE Publications, pp. 1-46.

 

DiMaggio, Paul J., Walter W. Powell. 1991. Introduction. In: W. W. Powell, P. J. DiMaggio (eds.). The New Institutionalism in Organizational Analysis. Chicago, London: The University of Chicago Press, pp. 1-38.

 

2. The Studies of Institutions and Organizations. Traditions, Disciplines, Legacy

 

Scott, W. Richard. 2008. Institutions and Organizations. Ideas and Interests. Third Edition. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore: SAGE Publications, pp. 1-18.

 

presentation: Scott, W. Richard. 2008. Institutions and Organizations. Ideas and Interests. Third Edition. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore: SAGE Publications, pp. 19-46.

 

3. The Notion of Institution

 

Scott, W. Richard. 2008. Institutions and Organizations. Ideas and Interests. Third Edition. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore: SAGE Publications, pp. 47-71.

 

presentation: North, Douglass C. 2001 [1993]. Economic Performance Through Time. In: M. C. Brinton, V. Nee (eds.). The New Institutionalism in Sociology. Stanford: StanfordUniversity Press, pp. 247-257.

 

4. Action and Actors

 

Jackson, Gregory. 2010. Actors and Institutions. In: G. Morgan et al. (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 63-86.

 

presentation: Campbell, Collin. 2012. Agency at Work: A Dynamic Interpretive Approach to the Study of Action. “Sociology Mind” 2 (4): 355-361.

 

5. Levels of Analysis

 

Wooten, Melissa, Andrew J. Hoffman. 2008. Organizational Fields: Past, Present and Future. In: R. Greenwood et al. (eds.). The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore: SAGE Publications, pp. 130-147.

 

presentation: Scott, W. Richard. 2008. Institutions and Organizations. Ideas and Interests. Third Edition. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore: SAGE Publications, pp. 73-91.

 

6. Legitimacy

 

Deephouse, David L., Mark Suchman. 2008. Legitimacy in Organizational Institutionalism. In: R. Greenwood et al. (eds.). The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore: SAGE Publications, pp. 49-77.

 

presentation: Olsen, Johan P., James G. March. 2006. The Logic of Appropriateness: In: M. Moran; M. Rein, R. E. Goodin (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 689-708, [draft version]

 

7. Myth, Ceremony and Decoupling

 

Meyer, John R., Brian Rowan. 1977. Institutionalized Organizations: Formal Structure as Myth and Ceremony. “The American Journal of Sociology” 2: 340-363.

 

presentation: Hirsch, Paul M., Y. Sekou Bermiss. 2009. Institutional “dirty” work: preserving institutions through strategic decoupling. In: T. B. Lawrence, R. Suddaby, B. Leca (eds.). Institutional Work. Actors and Agency in Institutional Studies of Organizations. Cambridge: CambridgeUniversity Press, pp. 262-283.

 

8. Institutional Change

 

DiMaggio, Paul J., Walter W. Powell. 1983. The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational Fields. “American Sociological Review” 2: 147-160.

 

presentation: Greenwood, Royston, Roy Suddaby, C. R. Hinings. 2002. Theorizing Change: The Role of Professional Associations in the Transformation of Institutionalized Fields. “The Academy of Management Journal” 1: 58-80.

 

9. History Matters! Path Dependence

 

David, Paul A. 1985. Clio and the Economics of QWERTY. “The American Economic Review” 2: 332-337.

 

presentation: Pierson, Paul. 2004. Politics in Time. History, Institutions, and Social Analysis. Princeton: PrincetonUniversity Press, pp. 17-53.

 

10. Creating of Institutions

 

Scott, W. Richard. 2008. Institutions and Organizations. Ideas and Interests. Third Edition. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore: SAGE Publications, pp. 93-120.

 

presentation: Lawrence, Thomas B., Roy Suddaby. 2006. Institutions and institutional work. In: S. R. Clegg et al. (eds.). Handbook of organization studies, 2nd Edition. London: Sage, pp. 215-254.

 

11. Discourse and Institutions, Narrating Organizations

 

Czarniawska, Barbara. 2008. A Theory of Organizing. Cheltenham, Northampton: Edward Elgar, pp. 32-49.

 

presentation: Phillips, Nelson, Thomas B. Lawrence, Cynthia Hardy. 2004. Discourse and Institutions. “Academy of Management Review” 4: 635-652.

 

12. Diffusion and Translation

 

Djelic, Marie-Laure. 2008. Sociological studies of diffusion: is history relevant?. “Socio-Economic Review” 6: 538–557.

 

presentation: Czarniawska, Barbara, Bernward Joerges. 1996. Travels of Ideas. In: B. Czarniawska, G. Sevón (eds.). Translating Organizational Change. Berlin: de Gruyter, pp. 13-48.

 

13. Eastern Europe: Transformation as an Institutional Change

 

Szelenyi, Ivan, Katarzyna Wilk. 2010. Institutional Transformation in European Post-Communist Regimes. In: In: G. Morgan et al. (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 565-586.

 

presentation: Rychard, Andrzej. 1999. Social actors and institutions. In: W. Adamski, J. Buncak (eds.). System change and modernization. East-West in comparative perspective. Warsaw: IFiS Publishers, pp. 151-165.

 

14. Institutional Logics

 

Thornton, Patricia H., William Ocasio, Michael Lounsbury. 2012. The Institutional Logics Perspective. A New Approach to Culture, Structure, and Process. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 76-102.

 

presentation: Friedland, Roger, Robert R. Alford. 1991. Bringing Society Back In: Symbols, Practices, and Institutional Contradictions. In: W. W. Powell, P. J. DiMaggio (eds.). The New Institutionalism in Organizational Analysis. Chicago, London: The University of Chicago Press, pp. 232-263.

 

15. Concluding Class

 

Meyer, John W. 2008. Reflections on Institutional Theories of Organizations. In: R. Greenwood et al. (eds.). The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore: SAGE Publications, pp. 790-811.