Title
Objective formalization, perceived formailization and perceived red tape : sorting out concepts Objective formalization, perceived formailization and perceived red tape : sorting out concepts
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Londen ,
Subject
Economics
Law
Source (journal)
Public management review. - Londen
Volume/pages
14(2012) :8 , p. 1195-1214
ISSN
1471-9037
1471-9045
ISI
000311445800008
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
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