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Workers' Attitudes and Technology : Cambridge Papers in Sociology - Dorothy Wedderburn

Workers' Attitudes and Technology

Cambridge Papers in Sociology

Paperback Published: 18th September 1972
ISBN: 9780521097116
Number Of Pages: 176

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First published in 1922, this volume aimed to contribute to our understanding of the complexities which shape attitudes and behaviour at work. Based on material obtained from a survey of workers employed by a single firm - who operate production systems as widely as different as continuous-flow chemical production and yarn spinning - this book highlights features of the production system which are crucial in influencing attitudes and behaviour within the work setting. Through a comparison of craftsmen and semi-skilled workers, it also illustrates the influence of differences of expectations upon work attitudes and behaviour. The authors reject any approach which could be called technologically determinist but nonetheless seek to show that a comparative approach to the study of behaviour in organizations may still fruitfully take as its starting-point technology and the systems of control which are devised for the planning and execution of the task.

List of tables
Acknowledgements
Technology and the study of organisations
the company and the technology
A comparison of attitudes and behaviour
Work tasks and attitudes
The workers' backgrounds
The environment of the works
The control system and social relationships between supervisor and supervised
Conclusions
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521097116
ISBN-10: 0521097118
Series: Cambridge Papers in Sociology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 18th September 1972
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.23

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