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Organizational Poisedness and the Transformation of Civic Order in Nineteenth-Century New York City

In: Organizations, Civil Society, and the Roots of Development


  • Victoria Johnson
  • Walter W. Powell


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  • Victoria Johnson & Walter W. Powell, 2017. "Organizational Poisedness and the Transformation of Civic Order in Nineteenth-Century New York City," NBER Chapters, in: Organizations, Civil Society, and the Roots of Development, pages 179-230, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberch:13505

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    JEL classification:

    • N11 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - U.S.; Canada: Pre-1913
    • N5 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries


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