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Case Study p.82/AKA The Kevin Bacon Theory A Small World example… Krakow Poland 1998 The Experiment Six Degrees of Separation Study Confirms “Kevin Bacon Theory. Article 8/2/08 http://oracleofbacon.org/
Formal Organization: A highly organized group with specific goals or purposes and a clearly defined set of roles. The system in which it operates is called a bureaucracy. Bureaucracy defined: a ranked authority structure that operates according to specific rules and procedures. We are surrounded by bureaucracy!
Weber’s Model of Bureaucracies A clear cut division of labor Clearly defined chain of command (ranking of authority) Employment based on formal qualifications A formal system of rules and regulations Specific lines of promotion and advancement
Some additional features: people are virtually interchangeable little emotional interaction among role players. (see hand out)
In theory, members of bureaucracies interact on a formal level characteristic of secondary groups. But the people tend to have both personal and impersonal relationships.