• Frank Dobbin


Resisting the Iron Cage: The Effects of Bureaucratic Reforms to Promote Equity. Frank Dobbin, September 2014, Paper. "Organization scholars since Max Weber have argued that formal personnel systems can prevent discrimination. Studies show both positive and negative effects. We draw on sociological and psychological literatures to develop a nuanced theory of the effects of bureaucracy. Drawing on self-perception and contact theories, we contend that initiatives that engage managers in promoting diversity, such as special recruitment and training programs, will increase diversity..." Link