Management Conflict and Sociometric Structure

  title={Management Conflict and Sociometric Structure},
  author={Harrison C. White},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={185 - 199}
  • H. White
  • Published 1 September 1961
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
Three types of chronic conflict concerning research and development found in a medium-sized metallurgical company involve sixteen members of upper management. Selznick's model for the growth of autonomy in a bureaucracy is used in describing the general pattern of the conflicts. Differences in orientation to outside opinion and to uncertainty among the departments were decisive for the development of different departmental "ideologies" and strategies. Application of a procedure for inferring… Expand
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