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About this protractedness there are some unusual features.
Protractedness is not the result of foolishness of choice but murkiness of the situation.
Although these properties are not causally central in predicting the likelihood of deinstitutionalization, it is suggested here that the pace of deinstitutionalization may be partially determined by the prevalence of these properties in organizations and that these properties may account for differences across organizations in the timing of deinstitutionalization and the protractedness of the process.