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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... concepts and theoretical approaches which provide a more nearly adequate basis for understanding the variety of patterns of social relations and social processes within them . The focus of this book is on these attempts to understand ...
... concept of industrial society ' . Its subject is not the enterprise , the trade union or the industry ; it will have to examine the industrial nature of our societies , the structures related to that nature and the sequence of their ...
... concepts and analysis to explore and try to explain action and interaction within one area of social life . As we have seen there can be problems as to how that area can best be defined and delimited , but in whatever way that is done ...
... concepts which seem to be predominantly ' sociological ' , Flanders did appear to be attempting to establish the subject of industrial relations as a discipline which was distinct from those disciplines , including sociology , which had ...
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Context contingency and choice
Orientation and action
Labour power and the labour process
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Richard K. Brown
Limited preview - 1992