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Haveman, Heather. 2010. “Organizations &Amp; Institutions”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Organizations are the basic building blocks of modern society. They wield tremendous power and distribute innumerable benefits. All interests – economic, political, social, and cultural – are pursued through formal organizations. From birth to death, the lives of people in modern societies play out in formal organizations. For example, in the past 100...

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Organizations, Formal and Complex
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College 100

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