Inequality, Institutions and Organizations

John M. Amis*, Kamal A. Munir, Thomas B. Lawrence, Paul Hirsch, Anita McGahan

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The organizations and institutions with which we interact in our everyday lives are heavily implicated in the rising levels of global inequality. We develop understanding of the ways in which a preference in social structures for the free market over other forms of economic organization has made inequality almost inevitable. This has been accompanied by organizational practices such as hiring, promotion and reward allocation, that maintain and enhance societal inequalities. The mutually constitutive relationship between organizations and institutions in the reproduction of inequality are exposed throughout.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1131-1152
Number of pages22
JournalOrganization Studies
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018


  • inequality
  • institutions
  • organization inequality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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