Institutional Theory: Environment & Social Structure


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What was Meyer and Rowan's word of caution about institutional isomorphism?

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1. A set of rules, norms, and social structures BEST defines _____.

2. Which of the following BEST depicts the coercive process toward achieving institutional isomorphism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo covers several key facets of institutional theory. It aims to help you make sure you're retaining core information and get a read on what you might want to review.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet is composed of questions involving:

  • The team that introduced institutional theory
  • Definition of an institution, according to institutional theory
  • Insight institutional theory gives into organizations
  • Institutional isomorphism
  • The mimetic process

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the mimetic process as well as the term 'institution' in the context of institutional theory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding institutional isomorphism as well as who introduced institutional theory
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you've drawn important information from the lesson on how institutional theory helps to understand organizational practices

Additional Learning

To learn more about this theory, you can look over the accompanying lesson titled Institution Theory: Environment & Social Structure. This lesson incorporates the following objectives:

  • Describe institutional environment
  • Differentiate between mimetic process, coercive process, and normative pressures
  • Learn about a case study of institutional theory