• Frank Dobbin


Rage against the Iron Cage: The Varied Effects of Bureaucratic Personnel Reforms on Diversity. Frank Dobbin, October 2015, Paper. "Organization scholars since Max Weber have argued that formal personnel systems can prevent discrimination. We draw on sociological and psychological literatures to develop a theory of the varied effects of bureaucratic reforms on managerial motivation. Drawing on self-perception and cognitive-dissonance theories, we contend that initiatives that engage managers in promoting diversity -- special recruitment and training programs -- will increase diversity. Drawing on job-autonomy and self-determination theories..." Link