Man and Organization (Routledge Revivals): The Search for Explanation and Social Relevance, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Man and Organization (Routledge Revivals)

The Search for Explanation and Social Relevance, 1st Edition

Edited by John Child


258 pages

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First published in 1973, this volume concentrates upon contemporary issues of a theoretical and methodological nature in the study of organizations. The contributors are concerned with contemporary ways of explaining the sociological role of modern organizations and work within them. They cover questions of understanding employee behaviour, of careers, of industrial relations, and of the future of management and organizations as we know them with a thorough examination of prevailing assumptions.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Search for Explanation 1. Sources of Objectives in Work and Employment Richard Brown 2. Understanding Employee Behaviour in its Context: Illustrations from Productivity Bargaining W. W. Daniel 3. Getting in: The Managed Accomplishment of 'Correct' Selection Outcomes David Silverman and Jill Jones 4. Career and Individual Strategies Roger Mansfield Part 2: Social Relevance 5. The End of Management Colin Fletcher 6. Industrial Conflict: Some Problems of Theory and Method J. E. T. Eldridge 7. Industrial Relations: A Social Critique of Pluralist Theology Alan Fox 8. Organization: A Choice for Man John Child

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic Conditions
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industrial Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Development
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General