lecture_2 - the questions we are asking today We can give...

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There are three challenges to organizations: a. Dealing with uncertainty b. Creating action c. Maintaining solidarity
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Managing organizations is a question of how to deal with: Norms Politics Process Structure Which allow us to deal with uncertainty, create action and maintain solidarity .
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In the broadest context, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and Mead give us four distinct frameworks to deal with these issues. SOCIAL ORDER AND ORGANIZATIONAL ORDER HAVE MUCH IN COMMON!
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Lecture 2: Marx: Professor Samuel B. Bacharach, Professor William Sonnenstuhl
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Consensus Theorists Things that groups and people have in common Rules and norms Socialization The interdependence of parts
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Conflict Theorists Things that groups and people do NOT have in common Failure of rules and norms Failure of socialization Competition among the parts
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Marx had the fortune, or misfortune, to live a century ago. He gave no answers to
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Unformatted text preview: the questions we are asking today. We can give those answers for him, but they are our answers, not his. To wonder what Marx would have thought had he lived in another century is like wondering what another Marx would have thought, instead of the real Marx.--Raymond Aron Workplace Relationship s Social Classes Class Conflict (Owners vs. Workers) A greater number of laborers working together, at the same time, in one place, in order to produce the same sort of commodity under the mastership of one capitalist, constitutes, both historically and logically, the starting point of capitalist production --Marx, Capital , Vol. 1, p.332 Phases of Capitalism • Simple cooperation • Emergence of the manufacturer division of labor hierarchy • Automation emergence of machine systems, subordinating people...
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