Discusses the theories of Thorstein Veblen and C. Wright Mills on status emulation and craftsmanship. Applies these theories to the business situataion, especially public administration. Concludes that, if contamination by emulatory values and behaviours can be limited, the ideal of authentic public administration emphasizing organizational humanism and craftsmanship is still possible.
Tilman, R. and Brown, J.H. (1995), "Thorstein Veblen, C. Wright Mills and the possibilities of a public administration", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 22 No. 1, pp. 3-15. https://doi.org/10.1108/03068299510075087Download as .RIS
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