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Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert CollectivesRethinking Organizations in the 21st Century$
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Craig Scott

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804781381

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804781381.001.0001

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Under the Radar and Out of the Spotlight

Under the Radar and Out of the Spotlight

Shadowed Organizations

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(p.160) 7 Under the Radar and Out of the Spotlight
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Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert Collectives
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Craig R. Scott

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804781381.003.0007

This chapter considers the mildly, moderately, and mostly shadowed regions in the book’s framework for regionalizing organizations. The shadowed regions are similar to the dark region along any two of the three dimensions in the framework, but not all three. The chapter describes Alcoholics Anonymous and the Ku Klux Klan as mildly shadowed collectives. Skull and Bones and Jackie Evans are characterized as moderately shadowed organizations. Anonymous and U.S. Special Missions Units are presented as mostly shadowed collectives. For all three regions, socialization processes are examined.

Keywords:   Alcoholics Anonymous, Anonymous, Delta Force, Jackie Evans, Ku Klux Klan, SEAL Team 6, shadowed organizations, Skull and Bones, socialization, U.S. Special Missions Units

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