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Toward a theory of organizational socialization
"To appear in: Barry Staw (ed.) Annual review of research in organizational behavior, vol. 1, New York: JIP Press, 1978."
Occupational Communities: Culture and Control in Organizations
Abstract : The organization is but one frame of reference for understanding work behavior. Equally powerful but largely unexplored social forces in the workplace are groups sired by the perception ofExpand
The Fact of Fiction in Organizational Ethnography.
Ethnographic research is of course more than a single method and can be distinguished from participant observation on several grounds one of which is that of its broader aim, the analytic descriptionExpand
Police organization: A longitudinal examination of job attitudes in an urban police department.
This research was supported in part by the Organizational Behavior Research Center at the University of California, Irvine and the Office of Naval Research (Contract No. N00014-69-A-0200-9001 NRExpand
Tales of the Field: On Writing Ethnography
Grade Level: 9-12 (and beyond) Learning Standards: WA State EALR 4 Music — The student makes connections within and across the arts (dance, music, theatre and visual arts), to other disciplines,Expand
Tales of the Field: On Writing Ethnography
Once upon a time ethnographers returning from the field simply sat down, shuffled their note cards, and wrote up their descriptions of the exotic and quaint customs they had observed. Today scholarsExpand
Ethnography as Work: Some Rules of Engagement
Ethnography is both a methodological approach to and an analytic perspective on social research. It has a long history and pedigree in organization and management studies and well beyond. Perhaps theExpand
Style As Theory
Crossroads Style as Theory
A small but significant portion of writing in the still expanding domain of organizational research and theory is devoted to debunking the essentialist and (allegedly) scientifically grounded ideasExpand