This subject combines two traditionally separate areas of study: the sociology of work and organisational theory, and falls into three parts. After a brief historical introduction, which examines the origins and peculiarities of modern work organisations, we review the main theoretical approaches to organisational life. The final extended section focuses on a selection of critical contemporary issues, including organisational design, new technology, restructuring, flexibility, and organisational culture.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Not available to students who have completed 25320 Work Organisations and Bureaucracy or SOC304 Sociology of Work. Organisations and Bureaucracy
. bureaucratisation: organising new work forms . theorising organisations . organisational environments . organisational structure and design . forms of control and regulation . new technology . post bureaucratic organisation: flexibility and change . Japanisation . organisational cultures . engineering identity and commitment
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