ERIC Number: EJ350702
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
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The Proliferation of Job Titles in Organizations.
Baron, James N.; Bielby, William T.
Administrative Science Quarterly, v31 n4 p561-86 Dec 1986
From a sample of 368 work organizations, organizational characteristics are explored that favor proliferation of detailed job titles to describe work roles. Proliferation is linked to administrative imperatives, internal labor task struggles, and institutional environmental influence on personnel practices. Titles' fragmentation imposes status graduations and gender distinctions in organizations. (CJH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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