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Lecture 7

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC227H5
Professor
Lina Samuel
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 7-The Flexible Firm: New Forms of Control? Relationship between organization and management Post-bureaucratic/Post-fordist work organization -whether or not this is shaping new managerial paradigms? -flexible firm..is it a new form of control? Or does it help managers  Emotions at work  Decline of internal labour markets -downsizing, cut back of middle management  Decentralized, networked firms > flexible specialization-continuous innovation and constant response to change in consumer demand >the flexible firm: functional (modify tasks-workers can move across tasks), numerical (reduce number of hours workers are working) pay (trying to get flexibility in the actual earning or benefits) Influences on New Managerial Paradigms  Human Relations School-emerged in 1930’s, how are we going to gain workers cooperation, big absentee rate, strikes,  Swedish work ref
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