Symbolism and survival in developing organizations: Regional colleges in Israel [1]

Zelda F. Gamson, Tamar Horowitz

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Abstract

This article draws on the work of John Meyer and others who look at the institutional side of organizations. We analyze the origins and early history of a system of regional colleges in Israel in the context of an emerging postsecondary system. We argue that the terms used to define legitimacy, as well as who defines it, are crucial issues in the institutionalization of educational organizations, especially colleges and universities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-190
Number of pages20
JournalHigher Education
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1983
Externally publishedYes

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