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The World of Work

Industrial Society and Human Relations, 1st Edition

By Robert Dubin


462 pages

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This book, first published in 1958, concerns American industry and commerce, and is devoted to what people do while they are working and reasons for their behaviour. This volume should prove valuable as an attempt to make systematic sense out of work in our industrial world. The balance of fact and theory is useful to those interested in understanding this complex world of working behaviour, and will be of interest to students of human resource management.

Table of Contents

Part One: Work in Modern Society; 1. World of Work; Part Two: Organization of Work; 2. Human Relations 3. Structures of Organizations 4. Behaviour Systems 5. Jobs, Positions, Offices 6. Group Life of Organizations 7. Institutional Bases of Decisions; Part Three: Working Population; 8. Labor Force 9. Backgrounds of Workers; Part Four: Getting Work Done; 10. Technology and Production 11. Automation and Human Relations 12. Motivation and Morale 13. Incentives 14. The Individual Worker 15. Individual Mobility 16. Work Groups and Work 17. Discontents and Grievances 18. Communication and Work; Part Five: Management of Work Organizations; 19. Work Rules and Their Enforcement 20. Management of Bureaucracy 21. Management as Leadership; Bibliography; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Human Resource Management

The 40 volumes in this set, originally published between 1918 and 1996, draw together research by leading academics in the area of human resource management and provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine interview techniques, staff appraisal, and workforce training and development. This set will be of particular interest to students of business studies and HRM.

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Subject Categories

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