Understanding Industrial Organizations critically reviews the approaches developed by industrial sociologists to analyze industrial organizations. It outlines four general perspectives on organizations - systems thinking, contingency approach, the action approach and labour process for a more adequate sociology of organizations. The book provides a clear, relevant and important contribution to the sociology of organizations.

chapter 1|38 pages

Introduction – sociologists and industry

chapter 2|50 pages

Systems thinking

chapter 3|37 pages

Context, contingency and choice

chapter 4|39 pages

Orientation and action

chapter 5|63 pages

Labour power and the labour process

chapter 6|14 pages