structuration theory

structuration theory - STRUCTURATION THEORY Based on the...

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STRUCTURATION THEORY Based on the research of Giddens, Poole, Seibold, McPhee in 1984 Says all human behavior is performed within a social structure regulated by a set of social norms which are distinct from other social structures These rule structures are not permanent, but are sustained and maintained by reflexive feedback, which is a person’s ability to self-monitor Tradition: cybernetic Context: organizational/mass media Approach: empirical Groups and organizations develop structures and rules (both written and unwritten) which are maintained using structuration behaviors. Structuration behaviors are the production, reproduction, and transformation of social environments through rules and resources in relationships. Rules – general routines that the group/organization follows in accomplishing goals Changes depend on resources and power Resources – attributes or material goods that can be used to exert power in an organization Allocative resources – material assistance used to help groups accomplish their goals
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course COM 239 taught by Professor Juliesemlak during the Fall '11 term at Miami University.

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