Labor Commitment and Social Change in Developing Areas
Social Science Research Council, 1960 - 378 pages
This work examines the intended and unanticipated consequences of economic advancement in developing areas and the commitment of industrial labor. Both the short-term acceptance of the attitudes and beliefs appropriate to a modernized economy are discussed.
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Page 1 - Commitment involves both performance and acceptance of the behaviours appropriate to an industrial way of life. The concept is thus concerned with overt actions and norms. The fully committed worker, in other words, has internalized the norms of the new productive organization and social system.
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