Day+19-20+Resource+Dependence+10-12+Oct+2011

Day+19-20+Resource+Dependence+10-12+Oct+2011 - Internal...

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Internal Organizational Design III: Resource Dependence Main idea: Internal design is shaped by whichever functional organizational subunit gets power.
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Fast Food Nation wrap-up In both fast food restaurant and slaughterhouse: Technical control systems reside alongside simple control system In both cases internal control systems are not enough: both workplaces depend upon politically disorganized workforces … … which point to the role of external organizations & institutions, including the State
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The State McDonald’s lobbies the State … The slaughterhouse … … to continue federal subsidies for worker training … demands low taxes and other benefits from U.S. states, lest it pack up and take its plants elsewhere … to keep minimum wages low … benefits from a weakened OSHA, which under Reagan shifted to a “voluntary compliance” policy … to increase quotas on work visas, to keep the supply of cheaper immigrant labor high
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Ironically, some common ground… Managerialist perspective The problem of organizational design is to find the optimal balance of disparate agendas, given different motivations and inducements for different types of participants
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course SOC 110 taught by Professor Powers during the Spring '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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