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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... colleagues in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy for supporting my applications and covering for my absences . During the long period of preparing this book I have received much encouragement and support from a succession of ...
... colleagues in Liverpool , Woodward , Burns , Lupton , Cunnison and Klein . This array of names demonstrates the importance of the Committee's contribution to establishing research in in- dustrial sociology in Britain ( DSIR / MRC 1958 ...
... colleagues in Liverpool probably showed the greatest influence of Human Relations ideas in their attempt to elaborate a view of the industrial enterprise as a social system . In their study of a steel plant , Technical Change and ...
... colleagues was explicitly contrasted with the assumptions of neo - Human Relations and the implicit functionalism of the ' tech- nological implications ' approach ( Goldthorpe et al . 1968 , 178-86 , and see Chapter 4 ) . In the ...
... colleagues went on to argue that it was necessary to integrate the three levels of organisational analysis ( organ- isational , group and individual ) which had previously been dealt with separately by sociologists , social ...
Context contingency and choice
Orientation and action
Labour power and the labour process
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Richard K. Brown
Limited preview - 1992