This work presents a further contribution to our understanding of the complexities which shape attitudes and behavior at work. Based on material obtained from a survey of workers employed by a single British firm--who operate production systems as widely different as continuous-flow chemical production and yarn spinning--this book highlights features of the production system which are crucial in influencing attitudes and behavior within the work setting and, through a comparison of craftsmen and semi-skilled workers, also illustrates the influence of differences of expectations upon work attitudes and behavior. The authors reject any approach which could be called technologically determinist but nonetheless seek to show that a comparative approach to the study of behavior 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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The notification of this publication appeared in Mechanical Engineering, April 1973, Volume 95, Number 4.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cambridge University Press

    32 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10013-2473
  • Authors:
    • Wedderburn, D
    • Crompton, R
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Pagination: 176 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00044264
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Mechanical Engineering
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1974 12:00AM