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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... concerned to investigate these developments . In this as in other areas of sociology the aim has been to go behind the headlines and common - sense understandings to identify underlying trends and patterns of cause and effect , both ...
... concerned primarily with research and writing in Britain in the period since the Second World War ; and I have organised my discussion around certain influential theoretical perspectives concerned with understanding industrial ...
... concern of industrial sociology , but it does not comprise the whole of the subject as conventionally understood ... concerns of industrial sociology , as embodied in text books and reviews of the field . During the whole of the period ...
... in Britain on at least a semi - secure footing . The post - war concern with the low levels of productivity in British industry , especially in comparison with the USA , led to the setting up 6 Understanding industrial organisations.
... concerned with ' human factors ' . This panel made grants for research on the foreman ( NIIP 1951 ) , on joint consultation ( NIIP 1952 ; Scott 1952 ; Jaques 1951 ) , and for the support of research in mining and on the problems of the ...
Context contingency and choice
Orientation and action
Labour power and the labour process
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Richard K. Brown
Limited preview - 1992