Institutional Theory Approaches

John C. Lammers, Mattea A. Garcia

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Abstract

Institutional theory seeks to explain organizational communication in terms of shared pre‐existing rules, beliefs, and norms in the external environment of organizations. While its sociological origins rest on the concepts of legitimacy, rational myths, and isomorphic forces in organizational fields, communicative institutionalism emphasizes forms of discourse, such as rhetoric, framing, messages, vocabularies, tropes, narratives, slogans, metaphors, idioms, and selective grammatical styles to show how communication has the force to alter cognition and thus social institutions.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication
EditorsCraig R. Scott, James R. Barker, Timothy Kuhn, Joann Keyton, Paaige K. Turner, Laurie K. Lewis
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Pages1-10
ISBN (Electronic)9781118955567
ISBN (Print)9781118955604
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 8 2017

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Keywords

  • institution
  • institutional theory
  • organizational communication
  • organizational theory
  • professions

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Lammers, J. C., & Garcia, M. A. (2017). Institutional Theory Approaches. In C. R. Scott, J. R. Barker, T. Kuhn, J. Keyton, P. K. Turner, & L. K. Lewis (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication (pp. 1-10). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118955567.wbieoc113

Institutional Theory Approaches. / Lammers, John C.; Garcia, Mattea A.

The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. ed. / Craig R. Scott; James R. Barker; Timothy Kuhn; Joann Keyton; Paaige K. Turner; Laurie K. Lewis. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017. p. 1-10.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Lammers, JC & Garcia, MA 2017, Institutional Theory Approaches. in CR Scott, JR Barker, T Kuhn, J Keyton, PK Turner & LK Lewis (eds), The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118955567.wbieoc113
Lammers JC, Garcia MA. Institutional Theory Approaches. In Scott CR, Barker JR, Kuhn T, Keyton J, Turner PK, Lewis LK, editors, The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2017. p. 1-10 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118955567.wbieoc113
Lammers, John C. ; Garcia, Mattea A. / Institutional Theory Approaches. The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. editor / Craig R. Scott ; James R. Barker ; Timothy Kuhn ; Joann Keyton ; Paaige K. Turner ; Laurie K. Lewis. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017. pp. 1-10
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