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):

Report Date:

1985-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

338.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE