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ERIC Number: ED042260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-5
Pages: 10
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Territoriality: Necessary Concept in Conflict Theories of Organization?
Brumbaugh, Robert B.
This paper examines the Ardrey Concept of territoriality -- that in his dealing with others, man is driven by a "territorial imperative" -- for its possible relevance to the design of more powerful conflict theories of organization. The importance of territoriality is explored as a conceivable precondition necessary to eventual understanding. An effort is made to affect a logical reapprochement of Ardrey's territorial thesis with specific organizational conflict theories such as those of Argyris, Corwin, and Gross, suggesting possible linkage between territoriality and some established organizational concepts including authority, power, role conflict, zone of acceptance, span of control, hierarchy, chain of command, and boundary maintenance. Territoriality is used in the generation of several hypotheses, and implications are drawn for theory and research. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-6, 1970)