Rage against the Iron Cage

  title={Rage against the Iron Cage},
  author={Frank Dobbin and Daniel P. Schrage and Alexandra Kalev},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={1014 - 1044}
Organization scholars since Max Weber have argued that formal personnel systems can prevent discrimination. We draw on sociological and psychological literatures to develop a theory of the varied effects of bureaucratic reforms on managerial motivation. Drawing on self-perception and cognitive-dissonance theories, we contend that initiatives that engage managers in promoting diversity—special recruitment and training programs—will increase diversity. Drawing on job-autonomy and self… 

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