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Sociology and the New Institutionalism

Nee, Victor and Opper, Sonja LU (2015) In International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences p.979-983
Abstract
In sociology, new institutionalists led the revival in interest in institutions in organizational theory and economic sociology by shifting the focus of causal reasoning from agent-centric studies of economic and organizational actors to the relationship connecting the firm with its institutional environment. We suggest a multilevel causal model incorporating the connection between the subinstitutional domain of social action and concrete social relationships, and the meso- and macroinstitutional environment of customs, conventions, law, organizations, ideology, and the state as the key elements explaining the rise and demise of institutions. In this model, norms bridge the microworld of individual actors and social groups, and the broader... (More)
In sociology, new institutionalists led the revival in interest in institutions in organizational theory and economic sociology by shifting the focus of causal reasoning from agent-centric studies of economic and organizational actors to the relationship connecting the firm with its institutional environment. We suggest a multilevel causal model incorporating the connection between the subinstitutional domain of social action and concrete social relationships, and the meso- and macroinstitutional environment of customs, conventions, law, organizations, ideology, and the state as the key elements explaining the rise and demise of institutions. In this model, norms bridge the microworld of individual actors and social groups, and the broader institutional environment. (Less)
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Social groups, Self-reproducing social structures, Opposition norms, Norms, Networks, Multilevel causal model, Institutional change, Formal institutions, Endogenous change, Decoupling of norms, Capitalism in China
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International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Wright, James D. and
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5 pages
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Elsevier
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978-0-08-097087-5
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10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.32180-8
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English
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  author       = {Nee, Victor and Opper, Sonja},
  editor       = {Wright, James D.},
  isbn         = {978-0-08-097087-5},
  keyword      = {Social groups,Self-reproducing social structures,Opposition norms,Norms,Networks,Multilevel causal model,Institutional change,Formal institutions,Endogenous change,Decoupling of norms,Capitalism in China},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {979--983},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences},
  title        = {Sociology and the New Institutionalism},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.32180-8},
  year         = {2015},
}