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Formal Organizations

Formal Organizations

Author: Paul Hannan

This lesson will explore and define types of organizations.

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  • Organizational Environment

    Social influences outside an organization that affect its operation, and even its existence.

  • Coercive Organizations

    Organizations that are involuntary for their members (i.e. prisons and mental institutions).

  • Normative Organizations

    Organizations that exist to pursue some goal in common that participants believe has moral value or is good for society (also sometimes called voluntary associations).

  • Utilitarian Organizations

    Organizations that pay people for their efforts and thereby provide jobs.

  • Formal Organizations

    Large social groups intentionally organized to achieve specific goals (i.e. government agencies, the United States Post Office, corporations, and higher education).