INSTITUTIA vs. ORGANIZATIA. DELIMITARI CONCEPTUALE
INSTITUTION vs. ORGANIZATION. CONCEPTUAL DELIMITATIONS
Andrea Sveda ANGEL
Drd., Serviciul Public de Asistenta Sociala Satu Mare, România
Tel: 0040- 742699166
Both organizations and institutions are social structures. On the basis of the institutions are
the formal rules and at the basis of the organizations are the interactions between peoples with
common aims. The evolution of the institutions is explained by the institutionalism with its two
orientations: the new institutionalism and the old institutionalism. The last one was preoccupied by
the transformation of the economy and by the evolution of the technology and the new
institutionalism explains the existence of the institutions from the individual’s point of view.
Organizations were and are studied in present days from different point of views: organizational
structure and culture, organizational change and development. The organization was classified
according to several factors: aim, size, legal form, or their operational domain. The
characterization of the organization through metaphors such as machines, culture, brain, or
organism proves their complexity and diversity. Regarding to the relations between institution and
organization, the relationship could be characterised as interdependence because the organizations
can determine instituional changes, by offering a framework for the application of the rules.
Keywords: institution, organization, institutionalism, organizational culture, organizational
structure, organizational development, organizational change.