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The Personnel Managers (Routledge Revivals)

A Study in the Sociology of Work and Employment

By Tony Watson

© 2012 – Routledge

246 pages

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pub: 2012-11-19
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First published in 1977, this Routledge Revival is a reissue of the first comprehensive sociological study of the role of the personnel manager, which considers both the individual experience of the person working in this field and the role the occupation plays in the management of employing organizations.

In the process of studying the individual experience and the organisational and social contributions of personnel managers, the book represents a step towards a sociology of work which draws on and contributes to the mainstream of sociological theory.

Table of Contents

1. The Sociological Framework 2. Industrialisation, Rationalisation and the Emergence of the Personnel Occupation 3. Personnel Management: Conflicts and Ambiguities 4. Occupational Entry 5. Orientations, Values and Adjustments 6. Professionalism, Symbol and Strategy 7. Ideas, Knowledge and Ideology 8. Organisational Power and Influence 9. Social Integration, Personnel Management and Social Change

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management