Abstract

In this article, I assert that the work of colleges and universities forms a social action system. I array the critical positions represented in this issue according to the four functional imperatives of social action systems: adaptation, goal attainment, integration, and pattern maintenance. I discuss the role of normative structures for these functional imperatives.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1538-4640
Print ISSN
0022-1546
Pages
pp. 416-429
Launched on MUSE
2010-05-20
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived
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