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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... involved in or aware of this work went on to secure and administer government support for social research on industrial problems in the post - war period ( see Stansfield 1981 ) . It was such government funding which was of vital ...
... involvement in research in the sociology of work and industry has remained relatively high ( 10 per cent on the most cautious estimate ) . The absolute amount of resources - personnel and financial - devoted to industrial socio- logical ...
... involvement and commitment , though on management's terms ; and changes in the composition of the labour force brought about by early retirements , high levels of youth unemployment , and the increasing numbers of women in employment ...
... involved in production ' ( Hill 1981 , 257 ) . Their subsequent arguments differ considerably , but I shall argue in Chapter 6 that such an analytical point of reference can provide industrial sociology with a coherence that most ...
... involved in the academic study of industrial relations have come to it from other disciplines , including sociology , and in many cases their academic identity has remained with the original subject . Industrial relations provides them ...
Context contingency and choice
Orientation and action
Labour power and the labour process
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Richard K. Brown
Limited preview - 1992