TITLE

Changing Recruitment Patterns and Organizational Ideology: The Case of a British Military Academy

AUTHOR(S)
Garnier, Maurice A.
PUB. DATE
December 1972
SOURCE
Administrative Science Quarterly;Dec72, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p499
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Many studies of military organizations have relied heavily on the concept of social origins as an explanatory variable. This paper analyzes the changes in recruitment which have taken place in a British military academy and hypothesizes that, if social origins is a useful variable, changes in the social composition of the cadets entering the academy ought to lead to changes in the ideology dominant in the organization. No such change is found to have taken place for the period 1947-1967. It is then argued that a more meaningful categorization of socialization experiences be attempted because, in a highly industrialized society, social origins no longer constitute a meaningful summary of an individual's socialization experiences.
ACCESSION #
4010465

 

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