Averting the "tragedy of the commons": An institutional perspective on the construction and governance of transnational commons

Shahzad Ansari*, Frank Wijen, Barbara Gray

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Abstract

We analyze why and how numerous, diverse actors build institutions for the collective governance of transnational commons, where no overarching authority can induce collaboration. In contrast to conventional economic models of commons, we argue that commons are socially constructed. Building institutions to govern transnational commons requires institutional entrepreneurs to deploy various mobilization strategies that mitigate restraining forces and overcome institutional stasis in such fields. If so, collective governance can avert the "tragedy of the commons.".

Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event69th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2009 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 7 Aug 200911 Aug 2009

Conference

Conference69th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period7/08/0911/08/09

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