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Collectivities and groups > Organisations

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  • This term classifies social collective entities that are structured and managed to meet specific needs or to pursue collective goals. The adoption of common beliefs, goals and objectives plus the plans to achieve them on behalf of a number of individuals is what permits classifying this type of social collective entity into organisations. Organisations typically stem from some relevant founding event, registered and documented or incorporated within specific narratives of origin, whereby the social collective entity they define acquires its identity and legitimisation. As a result, they exhibit organisational properties, which in their turn can change over time in order to adapt to new requirements.


  • Jary & Jary 1991


  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)


  • curatorDHT


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