'Bureaucracy' and 'rationality' in Weber's organization theory

American Sociological Review Vol/Iss. 24 Published In Pages: 791-795
By Udy, Stanley H., Jr.


"Seven of Max Weber's ideal-typical specifications for 'rational bureaucracy' are reformulated as a system of three 'bureaucratic' and four 'rational' variables. It is proposed that (a) bureaucratic variables are positively associated; (b) rational variables are positively associated; but that (c) rational variables are negatively associated with bureaucratic variables." Hypotheses are supported.

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