The Theory Of Management Theory Essay

1367 WordsDec 4, 20166 Pages
Introduction This paper is unique in its approach in connecting readings for a theory of management from the theories of management course with the readings for a theory of leadership from leadership assessment and development course in that they have combined into one; an institutional theory of leadership. This integration of the two in a natural combination does argue and support the connections of varying fundamental aspects of leadership with institutional theory. The paper will explore and explain an institutional theory of leadership and how it is supported by the literature in both courses as a successful and academically sound integration. Institutional Theory Institutional theory outlines an organisations internal structure as influenced by external social and cultural forces through actions and interactions (DiMaggio & Powell, 1983; Meyer & Rowan, 1977). Established by DiMaggio and Powell (1983) “isomorphism is the likeness between organisations through procedures and assembly by imitation or autonomously inside the same constraints.” (Runge, 2014; World Heritage Encyclopedia, n.d.) Furthermore, institutional isomorphism is three types of groups or pillars which are coercive, normative, and mimetic (DiMaggio & Powell, 1983). Firstly, coercive pressures are idtenitifed as laws, legal standards, regulations and policy makers. Secondly, normative influences are oriented from professions, industry organisations, credentials, professional standards and practices.
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