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Sociology and Social Anthropology in India by Yogesh Atal

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SURVEY OF RESEARCH IN INDUSTRIAL SOCIOLOGY

Sharit K. Bhowmik

Introduction

Industrial sociology has been in existence in the developed countries since the early twentieth century. There were two basic objectives of this sub-discipline that distinguished it from the other specialties within sociology. Firstly, industrial sociology used current sociological theories to study the organizational structure of industries (Rose 1979). Weber's theory of bureaucracy provided the key impetus to this area. Besides this, there were attempts to improve the efficiency of organizations by modifying the existing structure or by improving interpersonal relationships. The studies of F.W. Taylor, which came to be known as scientific management, became part ...

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