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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... considerable minority – in an equally large or larger public sector organisation . For industrialisation and the urban- isation which accompanied it have seen not only the domination of the economy by large industrial and commercial ...
... considerable familiarity with industry among their readership : readers could be expected to know that BA was British Airways and that ICL manufactured computers ; that Virgin and TWA were also airlines ( among other things in the case ...
... considerable expansion of teaching and research in sociology during the past three decades the proportion of ... considerably . Nevertheless it has never been easy to find resources for 8 Understanding industrial organisations.
... considerable agreement as to what industrial sociology was ' about ' , and this definition has not changed greatly since then , neither these early nor later surveys and summaries have given the subject real overall coherence or ...
... considerable diversity of definitions of the subject and of syllabuses he unearthed , he was able to suggest two broad headings under which teaching could be developed : ' the social structure of large - scale industry ' and the ...
Context contingency and choice
Orientation and action
Labour power and the labour process
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Richard K. Brown
Limited preview - 1992