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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... questions and materials which commonly feature in books and courses on in- dustrial sociology . My focus , the study ... question of the scope of a sociology of industry has been contentious and there have been at least latent boundary ...
... questions of overlap with other ' sub- disciplines ' . Such a pragmatic definition is not particularly desirable or defensible . Indeed I shall argue both that greater coherence can be found for the study of many of the questions ...
... questions about individual behaviour were more than once led to the consideration of social factors and , in a broad sense , of sociological explanations ( Rose 1988 , Pt 2 ; also 1975 , Pt 2 ) . The Second World War stimulated renewed ...
... question the class consciousness of clerical workers and the patterns of their trade union membership - which originated in Marxist debates ; and this study showed no obvious influences from Human Relations approaches or functionalist ...
... question would require much more detailed treatment than can be provided here . However , suggestions can be made as to the links which do exist ( see also Brown 1984 ) . Certainly , among those who have worked in the area for some time ...
Context contingency and choice
Orientation and action
Labour power and the labour process
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Richard K. Brown
Limited preview - 1992