Organisation und Legitimation: Die Selbststeuerungsimperative der Organisation und das Problem der Legitimation

Gabriel, Karl
October 1974
Zeitschrift für Soziologie;okt1974, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p339
Academic Journal
In comparison to the restrictions on the self-monitoring perspectives of the organization within the organizational-sociological dominated system model, a broadened theoretical reference framework for the specific sociological organization analysis is discussed, in which the problem of legitimization is included, in addition to guiding and legitimizing knowledge. The considerations of an evolutionary perspective of the phenomenon of organizations and legitimization systems are concentrated by different approaches in the analysis of a dilemma of a formal organization. That analysis contends that in order to adjust to the logic of increasing self-monitoring capacity in a complex environment that tends to instrumental dissolution of motivational and legitimate structures of meaning, especially when the organization is not in the position to construct their own structures of meaning. Going from the problem of creating legitimization, different organizational strategies are identified, in order to escape the dilemma of the loss of legitimization in the higher levels of organizations.


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