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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... relatively self - contained within British sociology or had British protagonists for each of their main positions . Of course , there is no intention of ignoring the im- portant influences on industrial sociology in Britain which have ...
... relatively little attention to work on industrial conflict , for example , which has been the other major focus for theoretical developments in industrial sociology , though such issues will not be neglected altogether . In this chapter ...
... relatively high ( 10 per cent on the most cautious estimate ) . The absolute amount of resources - personnel and financial - devoted to industrial socio- logical research must have grown considerably . Nevertheless it has never been ...
... relatively secure and well - financed ' homes ' for research in industrial sociology . None of these developments can be re- garded as solving the problems . At all times those wishing to investigate social relations in present - day ...
... relatively 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 ...
Context contingency and choice
Orientation and action
Labour power and the labour process
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Richard K. Brown
Limited preview - 1992