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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... example , which has been the other major focus for theoretical developments in industrial sociology , though such issues will not be neglected altogether . In this chapter I shall outline the ways in which industrial sociology has ...
... example , there was the fifty - year - old tradition of studies of poverty and town life , and the work of bodies like Mass Observation in the late 1930s and the war years ( see Kent 1981 ) . Research in industry , however , was ...
... example of management , business studies or industrial relations . Some indication of the scale of sociological research on industry and work - related problems at the time can be gained from a survey of professional sociologists ...
... example , can be found ( e.g. Jaques 1951 , 335 ) , but most early research was des- criptive and , at most , only implicitly drawing on or contributing to any body of more general assumptions or propositions . From its beginnings the ...
... example , the social action approach advocated by Goldthorpe and his colleagues was explicitly contrasted with the assumptions of neo - Human Relations and the implicit functionalism of the ' tech- nological implications ' approach ...
Context contingency and choice
Orientation and action
Labour power and the labour process
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Richard K. Brown
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