TITLE

THE LEGALISTIC ORGANIZATION: DEFINITIONS, DIMENSIONS, AND DILEMMAS

AUTHOR(S)
Sitkin, Sim B.; Bies, Robert J.
PUB. DATE
August 1993
SOURCE
Organization Science;Aug93, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p345
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on decision making techniques used in industrial organizations. The author focuses on decision procedures, which are usually employed in the legal professions, being used in industrial organizations. It is suggested that the use of legal decision making strategies has caused a change in organizational structure, bringing about a phenomenon known as legalization. It is further proposed that legalization has infiltrated and disassembled the organizational chain of command, leading to the establishment of new rules. The positive and negative components of legalization are discussed in detail.
ACCESSION #
4434408

 

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