Organizational Isomorphism in the Context of Institutional Theory

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  • Mehtap FINDIK
  • Aykut BEDÜK


Institutional Theory, Organizational Isomorphism, Coercive Isomorphism, Normative Isomorphism, Mimetic Isomorphism.


Institutional theory that investigated social, economic and political nature of events is an approach. Institutional theory seeks to understand the organizational isomorphism. The level of analysis makes up an organizational field. The organizational field refers to the interacting organizations. This interaction not only results from the exchange of goods but also leads to organizational isomorphism through being in the same industry or to be registered in the same association includes the development of a common behavior. In this study, organizational isomorphism and three basic types of it- coercive isomorphism, normative isomorphism and mimetic isomorphism are handled in the context of institutional theory. A field study based on survey method on 31 quarry plants operating in the cement sector
in the provinces of Konya was applied in the study. The main aim of the study is to determine the organizational structure and levels of organizational isomorphism of the quarry plants operating in the cement sector in the province of Konya and to analyze the relationship
between organizational structure and organizational isomorphism. In accordance with this purpose, it is confirmed that the firms that possess organic organizational structure are different from the firms that possess mechanic organizational structure in the dimension of
mimetic isomorphism type of organizational isomorphism and there is a very strong positive and statistically significant relationship between organizational structure on the one hand and organizational isomorphism and mimetic isomorphism on the other.




How to Cite

FINDIK, M., & BEDÜK, A. (2019). Organizational Isomorphism in the Context of Institutional Theory. International Journal of Social and Economic Sciences, 4(1), 27–33. Retrieved from