The Worldwide Expansion of "Organization"

@inproceedings{Meyer2013TheWE,
  title={The Worldwide Expansion of "Organization"},
  author={John W. Meyer and Patricia Bromley},
  year={2013}
}
We offer an institutional explanation for the contemporary expansion of formal organization—in numbers, internal complexity, social domains, and national contexts. Much expansion lies in areas far beyond the traditional foci on technical production or political power, such as protecting the environment, promoting marginalized groups, or behaving with transparency. We argue that expansion is supported by widespread cultural rationalization in a stateless and liberal global society, characterized… CONTINUE READING

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