Managerial ideology and the social control of deviance in organizations

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Praeger, 1986 - Business & Economics - 268 pages
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Weiss examines the disease model of alcoholism and how bureaucratically rigid organizations use it to justify their control of employee behavior. He looks at the relations among control programs encountered by management and their inclination to have an alcoholism program based on this disease model. The results of his research suggest that those companies faced with greater control problems tend to have a more bureaucratic organizational structure and are more likely to base their alcoholism program on the view that it is a progressive, fatal disease characterized by poor on-the-job performance.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
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THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF
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IDEOLOGY AS A SOCIAL CONTROL MECHANISM
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Richard M. Weiss is the William Walker Professor of Mathematics at Tufts University and Honorary Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. He is the author of "The Structure of Spherical Buildings" and "Quadrangular Algebras" (both Princeton) and the coauthor with Jacques Tits of "Moufang Polygons." He received a Humboldt Research Prize in 2004.

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