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Marginal Organizations

Analyzing Organizations at the Edge of Society’s Mainstream

Authors: Tafoya, D.

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On one hand, marginals are complex organizational systems. On the other hand, they are an example of elegant, applied organizational operations. In The Marginal Organization, Tafoya focuses on organizations often described as part of an informal economy, informal sector, underground economy, or unofficial economy. He presents these systems first as organizations and then as organizations operating outside of society's mainstream, as marginal organizations. He outlines a means for studying marginals so that underlying behavioral patterns can be identified, examined and, if needed, addressed. A simple approach to a study of marginal organizations might conclude they exist simply to meet the needs of their stakeholders - they do not. Thinking of marginals as competing in the context of other organizations allows the reader the opportunity to explore new themes, such as when and how marginals may be more inventive and innovative that mainstream organizations, and what one might conclude about illegal marginals like drug pushers and prostitutes. Tafoya's newest contribution to the field of organizational study is not to be missed.

About the authors

Dennis W. Tafoya is the president of CompCite, Inc.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Concept of the Marginal Organization

    Tafoya, Dennis W.

    Pages 1-26

  • Profiling the Marginal Organization: A Framework for Operational Analysis

    Tafoya, Dennis W.

    Pages 27-55

  • The Emergence of Marginal Organizations in a Mainstream Society: Translating Influence into Strategy in an Effort to Drive the Marginal Organization’s Success

    Tafoya, Dennis W.

    Pages 57-89

  • The Emergence of Marginals in the Active Context of Mainstream Society

    Tafoya, Dennis W.

    Pages 91-115

  • Analyzing the Marginal’s Persona: Existence as a Marginal Organization and the Marginal’s Impact on the Mainstream

    Tafoya, Dennis W.

    Pages 117-144

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eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-36113-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $115.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-37946-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $110.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-47880-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marginal Organizations
Book Subtitle
Analyzing Organizations at the Edge of Society’s Mainstream
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Dennis W. Tafoya
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36113-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137361134
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37946-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47880-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 227
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
Topics