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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... tions of the theoretical positions taken by Marx , Weber , Durkheim and other early social theorists . The relatively limited prescriptions of the social action approach as advocated by Goldthorpe and others , for example , which could ...
... tions for the future ' for research on the sociology of economic life Gallie acknowledged these debates as only one strand among many others and saw no need to advocate further research specifically within this framework ( Gallie 1985 ...
... tions tradition , and both emphasised how much the subject had developed since that starting point ( see also Smith 1959 ) . In their report on the literature of the subject published between 1951 and 1962 Tréanton and Reynaud , for ...
... tions prevailing in industrial milieux ' ( Burns 1962 , 185 ) . His account makes fewer claims than Reynaud's as to the centrality of industrial sociology for sociology in general , but does suggest that research on the internal ...
... tions , by virtue of what they included in or excluded from their coverage of the field , even if they did not do so explicitly . Approaches varied considerably and it cannot be claimed that a consensus has emerged , though some ...
Context contingency and choice
Orientation and action
Labour power and the labour process
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Richard K. Brown
Limited preview - 1992