Mafia-Type Organizations can be seen as professional bureaucracies, in Mintzberg's terms. This explains why, under certain conditions, they were very successful. Cosa Nostra during its golden age closely resembled the ideal type, and was the most successful one. When environmental conditions change, because anti-mafia policy become more and more effective, belonging to professional organizations can become their Achilles' heel, because professionals cannot be easily replaced.

The Organisational Features of Organised Crime: The Mafia as a Professional Bureaucracy / La Spina, Antonio. - (2017), pp. 251-266.

The Organisational Features of Organised Crime: The Mafia as a Professional Bureaucracy

Antonio La Spina
2017

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Mafia-Type Organizations can be seen as professional bureaucracies, in Mintzberg's terms. This explains why, under certain conditions, they were very successful. Cosa Nostra during its golden age closely resembled the ideal type, and was the most successful one. When environmental conditions change, because anti-mafia policy become more and more effective, belonging to professional organizations can become their Achilles' heel, because professionals cannot be easily replaced.
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Organization; Mafia; Organization Theory; Professional Organization
The Organisational Features of Organised Crime: The Mafia as a Professional Bureaucracy / La Spina, Antonio. - (2017), pp. 251-266.
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