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ERIC Number: EJ127676
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Publication Date: 1975
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Value-Rational Authority and Professional Organizations: Weber's Missing Type
Satow, Roberta Lynn
Administrative Science Quarterly, 20, 4, 526-531, Dec 75
Develops the concept of value-rational authority. Protestant churches are compared to autonomous professional organizations in order to show that the segmented structure of both reflects a compromise between organizational adaptation and a commitment to ideology. Professional organizations are viewed as value-rational organizations rather than as deviant forms of bureaucracy. (Author)
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