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By Sandra Dawson (auth.)

ISBN-10: 0333576462

ISBN-13: 9780333576465

ISBN-10: 1349220612

ISBN-13: 9781349220618

For scholars who have to enhance their knowing of companies and the folks in them. it's also proper to people who are starting a expert research of corporations, really because it is helping to bridge the space among thought and perform. it's absolutely revised and updated.

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To read for a chemical engineering degree which is fairly scientific and theoretical, to read the Institution of Chemical Engineering booklets on what life will be like as a chemical engineer, to go through an elaborate selection procedure of a large multinational company, may all set up grand expectations on the part of a young graduate . However, these expectations may not appear totally justified if our new graduate recruit finds himself the process engineer of a fairly standardised and relatively out-of-date fibre plant.

Goldthorpe et al. 's identification of a bureaucratic approach to work is similar to Gouldner's (1957) definition of a 'local' , whom he contrasts with a 'cosmopolitan' . Locals display strong allegiance to their employing company and are less likely to be mobile, whereas cosmopolitans have greater allegiance to their professional group and are more likely to be mobile. This suggests that one could expand Goldthorpe's typology to include a fourth 'cosmopolitan' approach which is characteristic of people expecting to achieve significant extrinsic and intrinsic rewards from their work and who refer to their professional colleagues, both within and outside their employing organis ation , for support and identification .

For example, take an individual who has a strong need for financial security and social status. If he is given a task to do and promised a high salary and promotion , then he will expend effort on doing the work to the extent that he believes: 14 A Framework for Organisational Analysis 1. good performance in his job will be noted and will lead to increased salary and promotion ; 2. increased salary and promotion will satisfy his needs for financial security and social status . In these terms we are motivated by our expectations about the likelihood of a particular set of behaviours leading to certain outcomes.

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