Accession Number : ADA114037

Title :   Some Thoughts (and Afterthoughts) on Context, Interpretation, and Organization Theory.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ALFRED P SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Van Maanen,John

PDF Url : ADA114037

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Organizational theorists are contrasted in terms of the interpretive perspective. An example is provided from the author's work with police sergeants through which the 'interpretive' method is illustrated. Some commentary on fruitful theoretical directions for interpretive work is provided. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Social psychology, *Industrial psychology, *Operations research, Organizations, Theory, Jobs, Police, Roles(behavior), Culture, Employee relations, Supervision, Management, Leadership, Policies, Administrative personnel

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE