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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... limited to male employ- ment in large - scale organisations in mining and manufacturing ) . Such a focus can include topics which go well beyond the indi- vidual industrial enterprise ( for example , trade union organ- isation ...
... limited until the expansion of higher education in the 1960s . The Clapham Committee in 1946 had recommended increased support for social sciences and ear- marked grants were provided between 1947 and 1952. As the Heyworth Committee ...
... limited and partial acceptance ; some of Weber's writings were available in English and his formulations , perhaps especially the discussion of bureaucracy , were drawn on selectively . Three books published in the 1950s can be used to ...
... limited prescriptions of the social action approach as advocated by Goldthorpe and others , for example , which could be seen as derived primarily from Weber's work , were developed with reference to the writings of Schutz and others to ...
... limited reading of his extensive writings , was largely superseded by a variety of Marxisms structuralist , humanist , and so on - and by developments such as ' critical theory ' ( see the accounts in Bottomore 1979 ; and Craib 1984 ) ...
Context contingency and choice
Orientation and action
Labour power and the labour process
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Richard K. Brown
Limited preview - 1992