Inequality, institutions and organisations

John Amis, Kamal Munir, Thomas Lawrence, Paul Hirsch, Anita McGahan

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Abstract / Description of output

The organizations and institutions with which we interact in our everyday lives are heavily implicated in the rising levels of global inequality. We develop understanding of the ways in which a preference in social structures for the free market over other forms of economic organisation has made inequality almost inevitable. This has been accompanied by organisational practices such as hiring, promotion, and reward allocation, that maintain and enhance societal inequalities. The mutually constitutive relationship between organizations and institutions in the reproduction of inequality are exposed throughout.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1131-1152
Number of pages22
JournalOrganization Studies
Volume39
Issue number9
Early online date20 Aug 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2018

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • inequality
  • institutions
  • organization inequality

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