ERIC Number: ED063627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Participative Decision Making: An Analysis and Review. Monograph Series No. 15.
Meyer, G. Dale
This monograph brings together a series of research studies that relate to participative decisionmaking in complex formal organizations. Its design includes an examination of general statements and positions on and a review of selected studies related to participative decisionmaking. Initially, the reviewer analyzes the participation question as an element in the "individual vs organization" dichotomy, following which various statements by writers on participation are scrutinized. The author shows that the terms employed by these writers fit a polarity of organization description that can be labeled "mechanistic vs organic." A discussion of this polarity ensues, emphasizing (1) the value orientations involved and (2) the facts derived from research findings. (Author)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Individual Needs, Organizations (Groups), Participant Satisfaction, Participation, Research
Center for Labor and Management, Phillips Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 ($1.50)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Center for Labor and Management.