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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... formal ' organisation altogether . Thus Human Relations research tended to be focused on the explora- tion of face - to - face small group relations and dynamics , on super- visory ' leadership ' and on the opportunities for direct ...
... formal organisations and bureaucracy ; professionalisation ; trade unions , industrial relations and strikes ; workers ' participation and its political implications and connections ; and the relations between the labour movement and ...
... formal institutions of industrial relations may arouse criticism from those who have been affected by the teachings of the new school of ' human relations in industry ' . This school applies the techniques of sociology and social ...
... formal ' system of industry- wide collective bargaining embodied in official institutions and the ' informal system ' of bargaining over piecework , additions to basic wage rates , and overtime earnings at the factory level , which was ...
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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