The diverse topics in this volume bring together developments in the field of organization studies. Although the approaches are by no means undifferentiated the articles share a commitment to a revitalized organizational analysis, an historically based analysis and one which attempts to understand the structure and impact of organizations in terms of the location of these organizations within structure of class and power.
‘The International Yearbook is a refreshing collection of modern, diverse and contentious articles aimed at stimulating the sociology of organizations into one of the key areas of sociological debate…The papers taunt, cajole and penetrate much of traditional theory’ David Wilson, Sociology, Vol 15, No. 3
1. Three Mile Island: A Normal Accident Charles Perrow 2. Business Strategy and Community Culture: Politcy as a Structured Accommodation of Conflict Ray Loveridge 3. On the Structure of the Democratic Firm Peter Abell 4. Whatever happened to Industrial Sociology Richard Hyman 5. Revolt of the Incapacitated: Organizational Causes and Consequences of the Polish Summer 1980 Marian J Kostecki 6. Class and Knowledge Capital? David Brown 7. The Politics of Technology: Routinization and Management and Union Strategies Frank Van der Auwera and Albert L Mok 8. Towards a Political Economy of State Social Service Organization: A Critique of Leading Trends in Interorganizational Theory and Research Robert G Sheets 9. ‘The Contested Terrain’: A Critique of R C Edwards’ Theory of Working-Class Factions and Politics Roger Penn 10. Infusion of Critical Social Theory Into Organizational Analysis: Implications for Studies of Work Adjustment John M Jermier 11. Professionals in the Corporate World: Values, Interests and Control John Child 12. Men in the Middle or Men on the Margin? The Historical Development or Relations Between Employers and Supervisors in British Industry Joseph Melling 13. The Modern Enterprise, Shop-Floor Organisation and the Structure of Control Peter Cressey and John MacInnes.