Publication
Title
Objective formalization, perceived formailization and perceived red tape : sorting out concepts
Author
Abstract
This research uses survey data and count data of formal rules in a Dutch organization to investigate the relationships between an objective measure of formalization and subjective measures of formalization and red tape. We find that red tape perceptions are related to perceptions of formalization. Second, we find that perceived formalization is weakly, significantly related to objective measures of formalization but that objective formalization measures do not correspond to higher levels of red tape perceptions. We conclude that red tape and formalization are distinct concepts, but question the claim that formalization is a necessary condition for red tape.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Public management review. - Londen
Publication
Londen : 2012
ISSN
1471-9037 [print]
1471-9045 [online]
Volume/pages
14:8(2012), p. 1195-1214
ISI
000311445800008
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 04.02.2013
Last edited 26.04.2017
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