Understanding Industrial Organizations: Theoretical Perspectives in Industrial Sociology
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.
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... changes in all these areas during the forty - five year period under review , and this provides an important context for the material discussed in the rest of the book . I shall indicate the major substantive concerns of industrial ...
... change , incentives , training and promotion , and the problems of special groups in industry ' ( Seear 1962 , 178 ; Stansfield 1981 ) . Among those whose early work was supported by this Committee , and its successor from 1957 , the ...
... change can be attributed to two main factors : the expansion of higher education in the wake of the Robbins Report ( 1963 ) and the establishment of the Social Science Research Council ( SSRC ) following the recommendations of the ...
... change research intentions in two ways : it may be a further reason for emphasising the practical contributions research can make , and it may lead to the avoidance of topics and issues which are controversial and divisive . Not all ...
... changes must be the ' Human Relations Movement ' , though this tradition of research and theorising about social ... change and conflict in the New England shoe industry produced as part of a major community study of ' Yankee City ...
Context contingency and choice
Orientation and action
Labour power and the labour process
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Richard K. Brown
Limited preview - 1992