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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... on at least a semi - secure footing . The post - war concern with the low levels of productivity in British industry , especially in comparison with the USA , led to the setting up 6 Understanding industrial organisations.
... levels of unemployment ; the catastrophic decline in manufacturing industry ; the advocacy of and support for ' enterprise ' , self - employment and small business , which have helped bring about a major reversal in the previous long ...
... level , which was seen as largely out of the control of employers and their associations and of unions . The ... levels of pay and working practices . In the light of such an analysis it would have been difficult to continue to ...
... levels of organisational analysis ( organ- isational , group and individual ) which had previously been dealt with separately by sociologists , social psychologists and psycholo- gists respectively . Only in this way could a number of ...
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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