This textbook, aimed primarily at business students and practitioners, covers the whole field of sociology in a way directly relevant to the practical needs of business. He starts by asking the practical question of how sociology can assist managers and employees, and moves on to develop a sociological view of business and society.The book discusses the social context of business and includes case studies from Britain, the USA, Germany and Japan. It includes chapters on the nature of work and industrial relations which contain material on the sociology of trade unions, strikes and work-place democracy. It focuses on people and organizations and explains key terms in organizational theory, the theory of the firm, work motivation, alienation and poor morale.With further material on changing occupational structures and business enterprises of the future, together with questions, case study and project material at the end of each chapter, Sociology for Business will be the most comprehensive and well organized book available on the sociology of business.
`... undoubted value as a contribution to the teaching and learning of sociology on business and management courses.' Reviewing Sociology
1. Business and Society.
2. The Social Nature of Work.
3. Sociological Insights into Organizations.
4. Industrial Relations: A Comparison of View-points.
5. The Motivation of Work.
6. Prejudice at Work: Sexism and Racism.
8. The Changing Occupational Structure.