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The Applicability of Organizational Sociology - Chris Argyris

The Applicability of Organizational Sociology

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Published: 16th December 1974
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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.

Acknowledgements
Preface
Implications
Applicable and applied behavioural science
References
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521098946
ISBN-10: 0521098947
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 16th December 1974
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.2