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.
Results 1-5 of 79
... important context for the material discussed in the rest of the book . I shall indicate the major substantive concerns of industrial sociology , as embodied in text books and reviews of the field . During the whole of the period , but ...
... important role in dealing with psychological problems among service personnel and in developing methods of officer ... importance in the subsequent establishment of social research in industry in Britain on at least a semi - secure ...
... important sources of influence , as were those in positions of authority - supervisors and immediate managers . It was necessary to have knowledge and understanding of the ' informal ' organisation to understand what actually happened ...
... important examples : Marx's arguments about class and class consciousness were clearly of relevance to the industrial situation and had limited and partial acceptance ; some of Weber's writings were available in English and his ...
... important debates in industrial sociology in the 1960s and 1970s came to be organised around the problems raised by these three approaches and their supposed incompatible interpretations of society . For example , the social action ...
Context contingency and choice
Orientation and action
Labour power and the labour process
Other editions - View all
Understanding Industrial Organisations: Theoretical Perspectives in ...
Richard K. Brown
Limited preview - 1992