Toward an Organizational Perspective on Identifying and Managing Formal Gatekeepers

  title={Toward an Organizational Perspective on Identifying and Managing Formal Gatekeepers},
  author={Calvin Morrill and David B Buller and Mary Klein Buller and Linda L. Larkey},
In this article, we present an institutionalist organizational perspective on formal gatekeeping, arguing along two fronts: First, identifying gatekeepers provides useful analytic devices for learning about the vocabularies of structure in an organization. Second, successfully managing gatekeepers requires that one understands the vocabularies of structure in use in an organization. We ground our perspective in field experiences gleaned from eleven public sector organizations who participated… CONTINUE READING

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