The applicability of organizational sociology

Chris Argyris

First published in 1972, this is a searching critique of work by both sociologists and psychologists on organisational structure and behaviour. Professor Argyris - although examining many different viewpoints - focuses in depth on five major writers on the subject: John Goldthrope, Peter Blau, James Thompson, Charles Perrow and David Lockwood, and analyses the practical, policy-making implications they draw or which would logically follow from their theoretical position. Asserting that research work on complex organizations has failed to integrate the sociological and psychological level of analysis - ignoring the importance of individual personality, group dynamics and interpersonal relationships - the author argues that this is self-defeating for sociological research; that it questions many of the findings of sociologists; and leads to their work in fact unintentionally maintaining the status quo as conceived by scientific management. A challenging and stimulating contribution to the debate on sociological theory.

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[目次]

  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • 1. Peter Blau
  • 2. James Thompson
  • 3. Charles Perrow
  • 4. John Goldthorpe and David Lockwood
  • 5. Implications
  • 6. Applicable and applied behavioural science
  • References
  • Index.

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書名 The applicability of organizational sociology
著作者等 Argyris, Chris
出版元 University Press
刊行年月 1972
ページ数 ix, 138 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 0521098947
0521084482
NCID BA0350643X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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