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sociological study of worker"s responses to change in the organisation of the gas industry

David Richards Harris

sociological study of worker"s responses to change in the organisation of the gas industry

by David Richards Harris

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Published by typescript in [s.l.] .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Warwick, 1988.

Statementby David Richards Harris.
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Open LibraryOL13922967M

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Sociology, Work and Industry aims to provide as full as possible an overview of the ways in which sociology can help us understand the role of work in people's lives and in modern societies. The overview offered is set within a characterisation of the nature and key characteristics of sociological thinking and research.

Following World War II, industrial sociology flourished for a time, developing classic studies on systems of managerial authority, the informal group behaviors that govern workplace life, and the lines of conflict that arise as workers informally negotiate with their managers.

The three sociological perspectives examined in earlier chapters continue to offer insights that help us understand the economy, including the nature of work on which any economy rests.

Table "Theory Snapshot" summarizes these insights. Work, in sociology, is defined as the carrying out of tasks, which involves the expenditure of mental and physical effort, and its objective is the production of goods and services that cater to Author: Ashley Crossman.

In the fourth edition of this successful and popular text, Tony Watson explains how the discipline of sociology contributes to our wider understanding of the variety of work practices and institutions, which exist in modern society.

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Organizational change is pervasive today, as organizations struggle to adapt or face decline in the volatile environments of a global economic and political world.

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Explore this in TRAILS. th ASA Annual Meeting. The ASA Annual Meeting will be held August in San Francisco, CA. More Information. The study of the sociology of work declined in significance during the 's and 's as the sociological study of work became increasingly fragmented, with other topics and issues becoming more pressing.

During this time, critical studies of work included research into police on. Rural sociology focuses on how rural people and communities are socially, culturally, politically, and economically organized. As a discipline, it has a distinct body of knowledge, specific.

How Industries Change. by ; which were then tested and refined in a series of case studies on industry structure, industry change, and competitive advantage. many organizations. In fact, so many sociologists study the environment that their collective study makes up a subfield in sociology called environmental sociology, which refers simply to the sociological study of the environment.

More specifically, environmental sociology is the study of the interaction between human behavior and the natural and physical environment.

Frederick Taylor's term for the application of scientific principles to the operation of a business or other large organization. It involves three steps: 1. Managers observe the tasks performed by the workers, identify operations involved, and measure the time needed for each.

The workers' productivity seemed to improve when changes were made, and slumped when the study ended. It was suggested that the productivity gain occurred as a result of the motivational effect on the workers of the interest being shown in them.

its values and principles. Concepts of organizational culture and change management are also explored briefly.

W elcome to the world of organization development(OD)! Every reader of this book comes with multiple experiences in organiza-tions—from your family to your schools; churches, synagogues, tem.Sociologists study all things human, from the interactions between two people to the complex relationships between nations or multinational corporations.

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