• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Rules Theories

A rule is a prescription that indicates what behavior is obligated, prohibited, or preferred in a given context. Rules facilitate the process of communication and make symbolic interactions meaningful. However, rules also vary across communities, languages, dialects, ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles