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The Social psychology of organizing

Author: Weick, Karl E. Series: Topics in social psychology Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 1979.Edition: 2d ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 294 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0201085917Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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c o n t e n t s an introduction to organizing 1 Summary 12 Organizing: The Emergence of "Majority Rule" 14 2 tactics for thinking about organizing 25 Know What-You're Doing 27 Acknowledge Tradeoffs 35 Think "ing" 42 Mutate Metaphors 47 Cultivate Interest 51 Evoke Minitheories 60 Conclusion 62 3 interdependence and organizing 65 People and Spirit Levels 65 Nobody Ever Dies of Overpopulation 68' Causal Structures in Group Discussions 69 Analysis of Interdependence 72 Conclusion 86 vii viii CONTENTS interlocked behaviors and organizing 89 The Concept of Collective Structure 90 Mutual Equivalence Structures 98 Minimal Social Situation: Pure Organizing The Assembling of Double Interacts 110 Conclusion 117 103 119 The Sociocultural Evolution Model 122 Subtleties in the Natural Selection Model Organizing as Natural Selection 130 Conclusion 143 natural selection and organizing 126 6 enactment and organizing 747 Examples of Enactment 148 Characteristics of Enactment 153 Implications 166 selection and organizing 171 Puns and Organizing 171 The Nature of Selection 175 Inputs to Selection 179 How Selection Operates 188 Selection as Retrospective Sense-making Conclusion 201 194 CONTENTS ix retention and organizing 205 The Nature of Retention 208 The Nature of Discrediting 215 The Importance of Doubt 224 Conclusion 228 implications of organizing 233 Implications for Organizational Theorizing Implications for Practice 240 references index 285 233 265

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