This book originated in an analysis of government bureaucracies. Peter Blau was led to wonder whether corresponding patterns are observable in the administrative structures of other types of organisations. This text examines the institutions of higher education, which Blau believes are the formal organisations that differ most in objectives and performance from government bureaucracies.
Table of Contents
1. BUREAUCRACY AND SCHOLARSHIP 2. THE COMPARATIVE STUDY OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES 3. ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE 4. RECRUITMENT 5. ORIENTATIONS TO ACADEMIC WORK AND INSTITUTION 6. STUDENTS 7. BUREAUCRATIC AND PROFESSIONAL AUTHORITY 8. INSTITUTIONAL INNOVATION 9. ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE 10. DIMENSIONS OF ACADEMIC DIFFERENTIATION
Peter M. Blau is Distinguished professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.