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The Institutional Logics PerspectiveA New Approach to Culture, Structure and Process$
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Patricia H. Thornton, William Ocasio, and Michael Lounsbury

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199601936

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601936.001.0001

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Introduction to the Institutional Logics Perspective

Introduction to the Institutional Logics Perspective

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction to the Institutional Logics Perspective
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The Institutional Logics Perspective
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Patricia H. Thornton

William Ocasio

Michael Lounsbury

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601936.003.0001

This chapter introduces the institutional logics perspective as an analytical framework for institutional analysis. It lays out the goal of the book as a primer and programmatic statement that distinguishes the perspective from neo-institutional theory and proposes novel theory to flesh out the meta-theory initially suggested by Friedland and Alford (1991). Second, it discusses the suitability of the perspective for inter-disciplinary integration of institutional research across the social sciences. Third, it sets out the purpose of four of the central meta-theoretical principles of the institutional logics perspective and introduces an integrated model of the cross level effects that is discussed in detail in the following chapters.

Keywords:   neo-institutional theory, institutional logics perspective, meta-theoretical principles, social science research, cross-level effects model

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