The Science of Group and Organizational Processes

Kenneth D. Mackenzie

Abstract


This article is the first of a pair about the representation of group and organizational processes. The article begins with a model of the science of group and organizational processes. It depicts the main subcommunities and how their interdependence affects their progress. This interdependence would be improved if there was a common definition and representation for group and organizational processes. Recognizing that there are many existing concepts of group and organizational processes and several efforts to create a representation, it is clear that more work is required. A common representation of group and organizational processes ought to meet five criteria in order to be feasible. Then, to select among the feasible candidates, a set of ten desiderata for comparing, contrasting, and synthesizing them is presented.
The second article in this series derives a working common representation of group and organizational processes.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/emr.v1n2p133

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