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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... particular to Andrew Franklin , who first expressed interest in the project ; to Gill Davies , who continued to believe over a long period that I would eventually produce a complete text when all the evidence appeared to suggest ...
... particular industrial enterprises and the development of concepts and theoretical approaches which provide a more nearly adequate basis for understanding the variety of patterns of social relations and social processes within them . The ...
... particular the small groups to which they belonged and with which they identified were important sources of influence , as were those in positions of authority - supervisors and immediate managers . It was necessary to have knowledge ...
... particular book or article has proved especially influential . More general social movements have also had their effects . All these influences can be seen at work in the quantitative growth and qualitative development of research on ...
... particular workplace , the changing international division of labour , the policies of transnational corporations , the state of the world economy , and the actions and inactions of the state may all be relevant to a full and adequate ...
Context contingency and choice
Orientation and action
Labour power and the labour process
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Richard K. Brown
Limited preview - 1992