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The Means of Management Control

Storey, John (1985). The Means of Management Control. Sociology, 19(2) pp. 193–211.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038585019002004
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Abstract

In the understanding of managerial control over work, the labour process literature has been very influential. Recent critical contributions from the sociological tradition have, however, served to so fragment the underlying perspective that its coherence is now threatened. This paper seeks to demonstrate how a dialectical analysis can lay the basis for a viable amended approach. The need for a dialectical framework has often been urged - illustrations of such a perspective in operation, however, are rare. Using a series of examples, this paper argues that the dialectic of work control can be revealed by focussing on two phenomena: the 'levels' and 'circuits' of control.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1469-8684
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for People and Organisations
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 48438
Depositing User: John Storey
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2017 16:32
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:48
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/48438
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