Method and Theory of Intergroups in Organizations.
Final rept. 31 Aug 79-30 Aug 80,
YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN SCHOOL OF ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
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The major purpose of the contract was to carry out a series of empirical, methodological, and theoretical analyses of intergroup relations in organizations based on data that were already collected. Empirically, the technical reports concentrated on data from race relations and from task group relations along a workflow. Three of the documents contained major empirical analyses. One report showed the range of similarities and differences in the perception of racial dynamics by black and white managers of particular significance was the level of analysis used to conceptualize the black-white intergroup relationship. The understanding available through attending to both individual and group level phenomena is quite different than focussing on only one level of analysis alone. A second report showed by means of simultaneous factor analysis from different populations that the pattern of correlations between invariant factors was different for black and white groups of managers. These results provide support for the notion that black and white managers have different relations among the concepts they use to understand racial dynamics. A third report showed the empirical basis for elaborating the concept of how intergroup relations are embedded in organizations.
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