The institutionalization of the cooperation: A institutional work analysis in a vulnerable community from Amazon Region

Ana Maria Lima, Kadigia Faccin, Alsones Balestrin, Diego Marconatto


Purpose – To provide a broader perspective on how the institutionalization of cooperation (network) through the work practices of local actors can generate positive social impact and reduce social vulnerability


Design/methodology/approach –We analyzed the experience of many local actors, in Brazil Amazon region, who cooperate towards the extraction and processing of Brazilian nuts until the formation of a collaborative network. Interviews were conducted and we stayed immersed in the field. In addition, we used secondary documents


Findings – The network cooperation around the extraction and processing of Brazilian nuts unfolds across sequential phases throughout collaborative projects and that it helps to reduce the social vulnerability.  


Originality/value – We discovered a hierarchical relation between the types of institutional work to institutionalize cooperation we highlighted that some types of institucional work can develop diferent conditions for the establishment of business networks.


cooperation, institutional work, work practices.


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