First published in 1976, this A Theory of Group Structures is a study of the aggregation of individuals into groups, which cuts across many different social sciences. Volume one attempts to formulate a more rigorous theory of group structures by providing consistent definitions, assumptions, measures, methodology, theory and results. This book will be of interest to students of all social sciences.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Introduction 2. Defining Group Structures 3. Measuring Group Structures, Structural Centrality and Total Expected Participation 4. Task Processes, Structures, Roles, Levels and Efficiency 5. A Process Based Measure for the Degree of Hierarchy 6. Maximum Span of Control 7. Two Behavioural Constitutions for Changing a Group’s Role Matrix 8. A Concept of Change and a Model for the Rate of Change of Group Structure 9. A Model for Predicting the Occurrence of a Change of Group Structure 10. Summary and Test Implications of this Theory; References; Author Index; Subject Index