Understanding Industrial Organisations: Theoretical Perspectives in Industrial Sociology
Routledge, 1992 - 280 pages
Understanding Industrial Organizations critically reviews the approaches developed by industrial sociologists to analyze industrial organizations. It outlines four general perspectives on organizations - systems thinking, contingency approach, the action approach and labour process for a more adequate sociology of organizations. The book provides a clear, relevant and important contribution to the sociology of organizations.
Context contingency and choice
Orientation and action
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Richard K. Brown
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