ERIC Number: EJ475769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Tightening the Iron Cage: Concertive Control in Self-Managing Teams.
Barker, James R.
Administrative Science Quarterly, v38 n2 p408-37 Sep 1993
Describes how an (industrial) organization's control system evolved in response to a managerial change from hierarchical, bureaucratic control to concertive control via self-management teams. The organization's members developed a system of value-based normative rules that controlled their actions more powerfully and completely than did the former system. Workers did not escape Weber's iron cage of rational control. (61 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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