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New Institutional Approaches to Formal Organizations: An Anthropological Perspective

Baba, Marietta; Blomberg, Jeanette; Heyes LaBond, Christine; Adams, Inez


This chapter addresses anthropology's place within new institutional theory and some of the ways in which it may contribute to understanding of formal organizations. The chapter begins by exploring the meaning of the institutional construct and its relationship to formal organizations, and illustrates some potential advantages to an anthropological approach to new institutionalism. Certain large‐scale formal organizations can be understood as exhibiting institutional characteristics in their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
Source: A Companion to the Anthropology of Organizations, pp. 74-97
DOI: 10.1002/9781118325513.ch3


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