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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... direct to the public as ( say ) Ford do , are truly ' household names ' . It is signi- ficant too that the headlines record events with international ramifications such as the exclusion of ICL from a European advisory group of leading ...
... direct personal participation in group activities . It neglected the wider economic and institutional context within which such social relations existed and the technological , market and other conditions and con- straints within which ...
... direct effect on the content and conduct of research in industrial sociology . A number of writers , notably Dahrendorf ( 1958 ) and Rex ( 1961 ) , made influential critiques of normative functionalism and the consensual model of ...
... direct , perhaps especially where there is a clear public interest in research in certain areas . The immediate post - war period saw the demand for research which would improve the productivity of British industry and , for example ...
... direct , for example increasing interest in and research on the labour market , and on redundancy and unemployment . Of probably greater long term importance , however , has been the widespread acceptance , in response to changes such ...
Context contingency and choice
Orientation and action
Labour power and the labour process
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Richard K. Brown
Limited preview - 1992