Making Decisions about People: The Organisational Contingencies of Illness

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Ashgate, 2001 - Social Science - 213 pages
This study employs stroke rehabilitation in hospitals as a case study in order to clarify a range of practical organizational concerns and conceptual issues related to decision making in complex organizations. The author identifies the strengths of classical ethnomethodology, considered separate to its contemporary interpretations in both social studies of science and conversation analysis.

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Contents

Decision Making from an Ethnomethodological Standpoint
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Analytical Problems and an Initial Presentation of the Data
58
Responsibility in Decision Making and the Fallacy of Relativism
106
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