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Two Approaches to Organizational Analysis: A Critique and A Suggestion

September 01, 1960

The often used goal model for measuring effectiveness is criticized.

New Directions in the Study of Society and Organizations

April 24, 1960

In recent years we have witnessed the beginning of a new trend in the sociology of complex organizations.

Interpersonal and Structural Factors in the Study of Hospitals

April 24, 1960

The youngest branch in the field of organizational theory is the study of mental hospitals.

The Israeli Army: The Human Factor

November 01, 1959

“The Israeli Army: The Human Factor” Part I, Jewish Frontier, Vol. 26, No. 10 (November 1959), pp. 4-9; Part II, Vol. 27, No. 1 (January 1960), pp. 9-13; Part III, Vol. 27, No. 2 (February 1960), pp. 16-20.

Alternative Ways to Democracy: The Example of Israel

June 01, 1959

Each generation seems to work out its own definition of democracy.

Authority Structure and Organizational Effectiveness

June 01, 1959

An important factor in the ability of an organization to achieve its goals is its authority structure.

The Functional Differentiation of Elites in the Kibbutz

March 01, 1959

A process of the differentiation in the social structure of the communal settlements of Israel (Kibbutz) is related to functional differentiation of the elites. 

The Ghetto- A Re-Evaluation

March 01, 1959

The republication of The Ghetto by Louis Wirth seems to be an appropriate occasion for a reevaluation of his thesis. 

Lower Levels of Leadership in Industry

January 01, 1959

The distinction between formal and informal organization may serve to delineate the sources of motivation for accepting or rejecting the role-expectations of an organizational structure.

Industrial Sociology: The Study of Economic Organizations

September 01, 1958

Industrial Sociology is a field of applied sociology, and has grown mainly out of interests in such issues as productivity, motivation, and unionization. In many cases, however, the theoretical relevance of the studies is evident, and often it is explicitly discussed by those who conducted the research.

Administration and the Consumer

September 01, 1958

The ideal of service to the public prevails. In our society, it is derived in the main from the ideal of the maximum happiness of the greatest number. By definition, public services are assumed to have been established in order to supply services to the public.

Work: An Educational Technique in Israeli Schools

August 01, 1958

Educational techniques are closely relatcd to the values and the structure of the society in which education takes place. As a society changes, techniques are altered or abandoned, and new techniques are introduced. Israel furnishes an illuminating example of the effect of social change on educational method.

Democratic and Non-Democratic Supervision in Industry

July 01, 1958

The human relations school has often been criticized for not paying enough attention to structural and cultural factors and for focusing on factors which can be controlled.

Human Relations and the Foreman

March 01, 1958

This paper will be concerned with some of the basic cultural and structural conditions which iminge on the application of the human realtions appreoach in industry.

Religious Parties: The Base of Political Stability

January 01, 1958

Understanding the political function of religioue parties is important for an analysis of the political process of many countries. Religious parties play a significant role in Holland, France, Italy, Getmany, Israel and many other countries.