Interorganization Relations As Structure And As Action: The Case For Emergency Medical Services In Disaster

Date
1977
Authors
Wright, Joseph E.
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Disaster Research Center
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The study of interorganizational relations has come of age in the past twenty years. Early work by Selznick (1949), Thompson and McEwen (1958), and Dill (1958) has been developed and extended theoretically (Levine and White, 1961; Litwak and Hylton, 1962; Warreb, 1967; Benson, 1975) and methodologically (Evan, 1968; Turk, 1970). The past ten years have provided an explosion of new research (White and Vlasak, 1972; White, 1974). Recongnition of the importance of interorganizational factors can be seen in its diffusion into the organizational (White, 1974) and community (Craven and Wellman, 1973) literatures. During the same period attempts were being made to consider the interorganizational as a social realm in its own right without anchoring research to internal effects on the participating organizations (Turk, 1970; Warren, 1967).
Keywords
Interorganizational Relations , Emergency Medical Services , communities
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