2012 年 19 巻 p. 179-185
This paper builds on the methodology of CMS(critical management studies), while using the analytical framework of H.A.Simon's modern organization theory. It specifically investigates the case of crush accident on the pedestrian bridge at the fireworks event in Akashi City 2001 on secondary materials such as news articles about judgments in the court. It analyses how various organizations like the city administrators, police and security company were related to cross-organizational decision-making on restricting/unrestricting flows of pedestrians to avoid the accident. A structural gap of responsibility in organizational decision-making process can be reviled as well as systematic oppression that modern organizations inevitably include, such as inhibition of the autonomous decisions of individuals, which 'value-neutral' management theory could not make explicit.