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In the Land of Sand and Oil: How the Macrofoundations of a Tribal Society Shape the Implementation of Public–Private Partnerships

Mhamed Biygautane, Evelyn Micelotta, Claudia Gabbioneta, Giulia Cappellaro

Research in the Sociology of Organizations | Emerald | Published : 2020


Research on institutional logics has missed the opportunity to understand how and why societies may fundamentally differ in their material and symbolic systems. In this chapter, the authors offer a qualitative examination of the implementation of infrastructure public–private partnership (PPP) projects in the Arab state of Qatar. The authors illustrate how the macrofoundations of Qatari society are rooted in the notion of tribe, an inter-institutional system under which the intertwined institutional orders of the state, the market, and the family have historically developed and operated. Our study sheds light on how these macrofoundations shape the processes and mechanisms that underpin the ..

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