Size of Industrial Organisation and Worker Behaviour

Size of Industrial Organisation and Worker Behaviour

by Geoffrey K. Ingham


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521096188
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/02/1970
Series: Cambridge Papers in Sociology Series , #1
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Problem and Theoretical Considerations: 1. The problem; 2. Size and organizational structure; 3. Expectations from work and the role of economic factors; 4. The independence or orientation to work; 5. Summary; Part II. The Findings: 6. Some methodological considerations; 7. The structure of potential rewards; 8. Expectations, rewards and deprivations from work; 9. Involvement and absenteeism; 10. Some sources of variation in orientation to work; Part III. Conclusions: Appendices.

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