Type
Part or chapter of a book
Title
Synchronization costs in the organizational society: Intermediary relational infrastructures in the dynamics of multilevel networks
In
Multilevel Network Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications
Editor
Dordrecht : Springer
Pages
47 - 80 p.
Keywords
réseaux multi-niveaux, organisations
Abstract
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Sociologically, the organizational society is a class society in which the distribution of resources has to be specified at the meso level, where individual destinies depend in part on their capacities to use organizations as “tools with a life of their own” (Selznick 1949). This specification is necessary because, especially after two centuries of bureaucratization, i.e. “rationalization” of social and economic life associated with modernity, variations in (and coevolution of) individual and collective behavior cannot be understood exclusively in macro terms. (premières lignes)

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