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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... theory emphasises the influence of an organisation's context or environment on its structure and functioning; action approaches analyse organisations in terms of the orientations and actions of organisational members; labour process ...
... theory emphasises the influence of an organisation's context or environment on its structure and functioning ... theories focus on the means whereby labour is controlled . Combining exegesis and critique , in each case a detailed account ...
... theory ' . Dahren- dorf's fuller elaboration of his ideas in Class and Class Conflict in an Industrial Society ( 1959 ) was presented as a revision and updating of Marx's analysis of capitalist society , but it can be seen as more ...
... theory ' ( see the accounts in Bottomore 1979 ; and Craib 1984 ) . - A great deal of this work was theoretical or conceptual and it cannot be said that it had an obvious immediate impact on the research carried out by most industrial ...
... theory . Although Flanders sidestepped the question of making a ' case for treating industrial relations as an intellectual discipline in its own right ' , he went on to argue : Even if the subject is regarded as no more than ...
Context contingency and choice
Orientation and action
Labour power and the labour process
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Richard K. Brown
Limited preview - 1992