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Size of Industrial Organisation and Worker Behaviour : Cambridge Papers in Sociology - Geoffrey K. Ingham

Size of Industrial Organisation and Worker Behaviour

Cambridge Papers in Sociology

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Published: 1st June 1970
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This book, originally published in 1970, dealt with differences in the structure of large - and small - scale industrial organizations and the consequences of these differences for worker behaviour. Special attention is directed to the finding that large, bureaucratically organized industrial plants have higher rates of absenteeism than small ones, but similar rates of labour turnover. The problems are analysed with reference to a critical examination of the theoretical approaches in industrial sociology of the time, as well as the author's own empirical investigations.

The Problem and Theoretical Considerations:
The problem
Size and organizational structure
Expectations from work and the role of economic factors
The independence or orientation to work
Summary
The Findings:
Some methodological considerations
The structure of potential rewards
Expectations, rewards and deprivations from work
Involvement and absenteeism
Some sources of variation in orientation to work
Conclusions: Appendices
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ISBN: 9780521096188
ISBN-10: 0521096189
Series: Cambridge Papers in Sociology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 1st June 1970
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.23