Organizational Legitimacy: Six Key Questions

  title={Organizational Legitimacy: Six Key Questions},
  author={David L. Deephouse and Jonathan Bundy and Leigh Plunkett Tost and Mark C. Suchman},
  journal={New Institutional Economics eJournal},
Legitimacy is a fundamental concept of organizational institutionalism. It influences how organizations behave and has been shown to affect their performance and survival (Pollock & Rindova, 2003; Singh, Tucker, & House, 1986). As developed in organizational institutionalism the term has spread widely across the social sciences, and because of this, our current understandings of legitimacy and how it is managed are much more nuanced and elaborate than portrayed in early institutional accounts… 
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