ERIC Number: ED217559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Transformation of the Getzels Model.
McPherson, R. Bruce
The author describes the model of social behavior in a social system first framed by Jacob Getzels, with the assistance of Egon Guba, in the middle 1950s. Significant changes in the conceptualization of organizational functioning have occurred in the years since then, though the methodological processes for studying that functioning have remained relatively stable. Getzels' contribution to the development of these new conceptualizations consisted of making substantial revisions in his original model. These revisions accommodated trends toward thinking of organizations as open rather than closed systems. The author comments on scholarly reactions to Getzels' models and touches on the possible reasons behind the tendency for Getzels' revisions to receive less attention or acclaim than his first model. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).