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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... frameworks with which to investigate , analyse and explain the structure of and processes within industrial organisations . This book is not intended to be a comprehensive text book on industrial sociology . In contrast to the ...
... framework of a sociology of work . For present purposes , however , it is sufficient to take the conventional view of the scope of industrial sociology as the starting point for the discussion . THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ...
... framework derived from Weber's discussion of class and status to discuss a question the class consciousness of clerical workers and the patterns of their trade union membership - which originated in Marxist debates ; and this study ...
... framework . Similarly , whilst there was research on the sociology of work which utilised struc- turalist Marxist ideas ( e.g. Willis 1977 ) , the majority of industrial sociologists sympathetic to Marxian approaches were more con ...
... framework ( Gallie 1985 , 512-13 ) . The 1990s will probably be dominated by new debates . The various changes in the organisation and management of work and of workers , which have given rise to terms like ' flexible special- isation ...
Context contingency and choice
Orientation and action
Labour power and the labour process
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Richard K. Brown
Limited preview - 1992