Accession Number : ADA157922


Title :   Communication and Control in Organizations: Applying the Work of James Thompson and Gregory Bateson to Interpretive Research.


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Wenger,M S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a157922.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 338


Abstract : This thesis presents an interpretive approach to organizational research. It is a report and analysis of ethnographic data collected during a one year field study of a private sector business organization in the United Kingdom. The primary theoretical bases are derived from an intensive and critical examination of the works of James Thompson and Gregory Bateson. The thesis addresses 'problems' at three interrelated levels: (1) It is an ethnographic monograph about a private sector business venture into the British defence market. (2) It is an explication, expansion, and application of the work of James Thompson and Gregory Bateson. (3) It is a treatise about the application of interpretive methods and theory to organizational research.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , *ETHNOGRAPHY , METHODOLOGY , INDUSTRIES , ORGANIZATIONS , CORPORATIONS , THEORY , THESES , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , INTERVIEWING , UNITED KINGDOM


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE