Accession Number : ADA132486

Title :   Toward a Model of Organizations as Interpretation Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION COLL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s) : Daft,Richard L ; Weick,Karl E

PDF Url : ADA132486

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : A comparative model of organizations as interpretation systems is proposed. The model describes four interpretation modes: enacting, discovering, undirected viewing, and conditioned viewing, Each modes is determined by (1) management's beliefs about the environment and (2) organizational intrusiveness. Interpretation modes are hypothesized to be associated with organizational differences in environmental scanning, equivocality reduction, strategy, an decision making. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Organizations, *Perception(Psychology), Models, Social psychology, Management, Attitudes(Psychology), Conditioning(Learning), Information processing, Scanning, Environments, Strategy, Decision making

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE