A distinction between the organizational and institutional approaches to human collectives

What is the difference between institutions and organizations? Is there even any need for a distinction? A simple definition makes the need for both concepts clear:
Organizations are collectives whose members mobilize diverse resources toward a... continue reading

Engine change at 80MPH: OSS projects as laboratories for participatory governance transformation

Online communities are high-throughput laboratories for governance change and innovation. Elinor Ostrom's idea of institutional diversity, that sustainable resource governance requires a diversity of governance forms and approaches, is well... continue reading


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