Cultural Models of Organization: The Social Construction of Rational Organizing Principles

The Sociology of Culture: Emerging Theoretical Perspectives, p. 118, 1994

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Frank Dobbin

Harvard University - Department of Sociology

Date Written: 1994

Abstract

Ever since the rise of modern organizational forms in the mid nineteenth century, social scientists have treated organizations and bureaucracies as instrumental social structures that are little affected by culture. Most organizations were thought to conform to general rules of efficiency rather than to local cultural dictates.

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Dobbin, Frank, Cultural Models of Organization: The Social Construction of Rational Organizing Principles (1994). The Sociology of Culture: Emerging Theoretical Perspectives, p. 118, 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2417452

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