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The Elusive phenomena: an autobiographical account of my work in the field of organizational behavior at the Harvard Business School

Author: Roethlisberger, Fritz Jules ; Lombard, George F. FPublisher: Harvard Business School Press, 1977.Language: EnglishDescription: 500 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0875841163Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HD6950.5 .R64 1977
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Contents Foreword by George F. F. Lombard 1. Introduction: What's the Point? 1 ix Book One Finding a Focus for Myself and My Work Part I: Choosing a Career: 1898-1942 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. My Search for Certainty 11 My Discovery of Life Space 29 The Hawthorne and Related Researches 45 Concrete Sociology 60 Excursions in General Motors, Macy's, the Government, and Small Business 75 A Period of Self-Renewal 90 Part II: Human Relations and Administration: 1938-1948 8. 9. 10. 11. Introduction 105 My Early Teaching Years 107 Teaching by the Case Method 123 Toward a Descriptive Theory of Behavior in Organizations The Administrator's Job 168 143 Part III: Human Relations as the Focus for Development, 1948-1957 12. 13. 14. Introduction 195 Human Relations Practice 197 Human Relations Training 217 Human Relations Research 232 Part IV: Organizational Behavior as the Focus for Development, 1946-1967 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Introduction 253 The Social Organization of the Faculty 257 The Early Development of the Area of Organizational Behavior 273 The New Doctoral Program 287 Theories about Organizational Behavior 300 Learning to Count Sophisticatedly 323 Book Two Restatements and Reflections Introduction: The Turbulent Sixties 343 Part V: Levels of the Knowledge Enterprise 20. 21. 22. Skill 349 Clinical Knowledge 368 Analytical Knowledge 383 Part VI: Revisiting My Subject Matter 23. Classes, Concrete Systems, and Spaces 401 24. The Battles of the Spaces 421 Part VII: Knowledge and Action in Modern Society 25. 26. The Uneven Development of Knowledge and Action 435 Complementarity as a Way of Correcting the Imbalance 452 References 475 Index 485

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