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ORGC 316 Part II

Hirokawa et al. Chapter 6 Definitions

System "[A]n observable pattern of relationships among people" (Hirokawa et al., 2003, p. 49).
Structure "[A] set of rules and resources used to generate the system" (Hirokawa et al., 2003, p. 49).
Rules "[P]ropositions that indicate how something ought to be done or what is good or bad" (Hirokawa et. al, 2003, p. 49).
Resources "[M]aterials, possessions, or attributes that can be used to influence or control the actions of the group members" (Hirokawa et al., 2003, p. 50).
Theory of Structuration "[T]he process in which members structure groups is ongoing & continuous" (Hirokawa et al, 2003, p. 49).
Structuration "[T]he production & reproduction of of the social systems through members' use of rules & resources in interaction" (Hirokawa et al., 2003, p. 50).
Institutions "When rules & resources are widely accepted & used" (Hirokawa et al., 2003, p. 54).
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