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Organizational Poisedness and the Transformation of Civic Order in Nineteenth-Century New York City

Organizational Poisedness and the Transformation of Civic Order in Nineteenth-Century New York City

Victoria Johnson and Walter W. Powell

When and why do new kinds of organizations emerge, persist, and spread?Some settings are more hospitable to novelty or exogenous perturbations than are others. We think explaining this relative social “poisedness” is essential to understanding when and why new organizational forms appear and take root.

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