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dc.contributor.authorGray, Garry C.
dc.contributor.authorSilbey, Susan S
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-18T23:51:58Z
dc.date.available2017-05-18T23:51:58Z
dc.date.issued2014-07
dc.identifier.issn0002-9602
dc.identifier.issn1537-5390
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/109195
dc.description.abstractLooking inside organizations at the different positions, expertise, and autonomy of the actors, the authors use multisite ethnographic data on safety practices to develop a typology of how the regulator, as the focal actor in the regulatory process, is interpreted within organizations. The findings show that organizational actors express constructions of the regulator as an ally, threat, and obstacle that vary with organizational expertise, authority, and continuity of relationship between the organizational member and the regulator. The article makes three contributions to the current understandings of organizational governance and regulatory compliance, thereby extending both institutional and ecological accounts of organizations’ behavior with respect to their environments. First, the authors document not only variation across organizations but variable compliance within an organization. Second, the variations described do not derive from alternative institutional logics, but from variations in positions, autonomy, and expertise within each organization. From their grounded theory, the authors hypothesize that these constructions carry differential normative interpretations of regulation and probabilities for compliance, and thus the third contribution, the typology, when correlated with organizational hierarchy provides the link between microlevel action and discourse and organizational performance.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Pressen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1086/677187en_US
dc.rightsArticle is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use.en_US
dc.sourceUniversity of Chicago Pressen_US
dc.titleGoverning Inside the Organization: Interpreting Regulation and Complianceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationGray, Garry C., and Susan S. Silbey. “ Governing Inside the Organization: Interpreting Regulation and Compliance 1 .” American Journal of Sociology 120, no. 1 (July 2014): 96–145. © 2014 The University of Chicagoen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Anthropology Programen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorSilbey, Susan S
dc.relation.journalAmerican Journal of Sociologyen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsGray, Garry C.; Silbey, Susan S.en_US
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mit.licensePUBLISHER_POLICYen_US


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