Administrative Control, Collusive Conflict and Uncoupled Hierarchies

  • W. J. M. Mackenzie
  • C. C. Hood


We lack a good taxonomy of possible methods of administrative control, and this chapter is no more than a first attempt at providing one, submitted for criticism and development by others. We subsume taxation and other similar arrangements under the general idea of control.


Family Firm Private Interest Administrative Control Film Industry Indirect Control 
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    This is well exemplified in a French case study by Michel Crozier, Le Phénomène Bureaucratique (Le Seuil, Paris, 1963).Google Scholar
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    This is well worked out by Ronald Frankenberg, Village on the Border (Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1957).Google Scholar
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    See, for example, Martin Edmonds, ‘Government Contracting in Industry: Some observations on the Ferranti and Bristol Siddeley Contracts’, in Bruce L. R. Smith and D. C. Hague (eds ), The Dilemma of Accountability in Modern Government (Macmillan, London, 1971) p. 148.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© D. C. Hague, W. J. M. Mackenzie and A. Barker 1975

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  • W. J. M. Mackenzie
  • C. C. Hood

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