Work organization in the structural steel industry: a study of industrial organization and of ethnic relations among structural steelworkers

by Frank E. Jones

Institution: McGill University
Department: Department of Sociology.
Degree: MA.
Year: 1950
Keywords: Sociology.
Record ID: 1499357
Full text PDF: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile122786.pdf


There are, depending on the student's interest, many ways to view an industrial enterprise as, for example, a factory or a department store. The general economist may see it as a productive unit within a supply and demand frame of reference; the labor economist, as a collective bargaining unit within the frame of reference of a theory of wages; and the student of business administration may see it in terms of an organizational chart. Each of these points of view may be a legitimate way of regarding the phenomenon but each is incomplete - important elements may be neglected.