The Sociology of Organizational Change

The Sociology of Organizational Change

Author: E. A. Johns

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483187129

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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The Sociology of Organizational Change discusses organizational change and its implementation, focusing on economic growth, specification and attainment of profitability targets, and entrepreneurial behavior. This book describes the three alternative methods of introducing change—introduction without warning, introduction preceded by information, and introduction with employee participation. The topics covered include the need for constant change; change, equilibrium and homeostasis; sources of resistance to change; and hierarchical variations in attitudes to change. The organizational and psychological factors; techniques for implementing change; and managerial succession and the organizational climate are likewise deliberated in this text. This publication is useful to students studying for the Diploma in Management Studies, professional examinations of the Institute of Personnel Management, and university courses in sociology.

The British Economy in the Twentieth Century

The British Economy in the Twentieth Century

Author: Alan Booth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781403940254

Category: History

Page: 244

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It is commonplace to assume that the twentieth-century British economy has failed, falling from the world's richest industrial country in 1900 to one of the poorest nations of Western Europe in 2000. Manufacturing is inevitably the centre of this failure: British industrial managers cannot organise the proverbial 'knees-up' in a brewery; British workers are idle and greedy; its financial system is uniquely geared to the short term interests of the City rather than of manufacturing; its economic policies areperverse for industry; and its culture is fundamentally anti-industrial. There is a grain of truth in each of these statements, but only a grain. In this book, Alan Booth notes that Britain's living standards have definitely been overtaken, but evidence that Britain has fallen continuously further and further behindits major competitors is thin indeed. Although British manufacturing has been much criticised, it has performed comparatively better than the service sector. The British Economy in the Twentieth Century combines narrative with a conceptual and analytic approach to review British economic performance during the twentieth century in a controlled comparative framework. It looks at key themes, including economic growth and welfare, the working of the labour market, and the performance of entrepreneurs and managers. Alan Booth argues that a careful, balanced assessment (which must embrace the whole century rather than simply the post-war years) does not support the loud and persistent case for systematic failure in British management, labour, institutions, culture and economic policy. Relative decline has been much more modest, patchy and inevitable than commonly believed.

Japanization at Work

Japanization at Work

Author: John Bratton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349121724

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Japanese management techniques have attracted considerable interest amongst managers and academics. Using case studies in manufacturing, this book goes beyond generalization in discussing the impacts of Japanese-style management on relations between management and workers. John Bratton presents a theoretical framework within which Japanese management can be analysed. The author describes the changes often on the words of the people directly involved. The book explores the hypothesis that just-in-time production increases managerial control through the application of new technology and worker-generated forms of control.

Technical Change with Human Resources

Technical Change with Human Resources

Author: Shoeb Ahmad

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 8171416306

Category: Manpower policy

Page: 112

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This book containing three major components (i) manpower management in 21st century; (ii) environmental context of human resource management; and (iii) stressing on process of technological innovations with its implications in organized means is a synthesis in providing a platform for meaningful exchanges to introspect and learn about positioning the HR function to create value. The state components were considered important in developing organizational structures and system to achieve strategic objectives. The emphasis was on involvement of line management in implementing HR depending on the extent to which the function can be driven through line management. Contents: Manpower Management in 21st Century, Environmental Context of Human Resource Management, The Emerging Vistas of Human Resources, Striking Features of New Technology, Concept and Process of Technological Innovations, The Organisational Implications of Successful Technological Change, Performance Appraisal/Potential Evaluation in Context of New Technology, New Issues in Manpower Training and Career Development.