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dc.contributor.authorDe La Chaux, Marlenen
dc.contributor.authorHaugh, Helenen
dc.contributor.authorGreenwood, Ren
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-15T10:01:51Z
dc.date.available2018-01-15T10:01:51Z
dc.date.issued2017-09en
dc.identifier.issn2168-1007
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/270588
dc.description.abstractWe examine an organizational form that has received little attention despite its social significance – the refugee camp. From an in-depth case study of the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya we explain how these organizations maintain social stability even though refugees live for decades in them and are deprived of the freedom to move or work outside the camp’s boundaries. Our analysis finds that refugee camps are characterized by a parallel organizational structure in which the institutional worlds of (primarily Western) camp officials and (in our case, primarily Somali) refugees coexist. Mutual dependence between camp officials and refugees enables the use of a respected space of reciprocal tolerance and minimal intrusion, and a listening post that is perceived as a legitimate communication arrangement and that acts as a safety valve. These complementary mechanisms provide the means by which to allay the otherwise high potential of severe discontent.
dc.titleOrganizing refugee camps: 'respected space' and 'listening posts'en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage179
prism.issueIdentifier2en
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameAcademy of Management Discoveriesen
prism.startingPage155
prism.volume4en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.17505
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-07-27en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.5465/amd.2017.0040en
rioxxterms.versionAM*
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-09en
dc.contributor.orcidHaugh, Helen [0000-0002-5239-262X]
dc.identifier.eissn2168-1007
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2017-09-14en
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2018-09-14


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