Introduction: Bringing Jobs Back In: Toward a New Multi-Level Approach to the Study of Work and Organizations
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Burton, M. Diane; Cohen, Lisa E.; Lounsbury, Michael
In this paper, we call for renewed attention to the structure and structuring of work within and between organizations. We argue that a multi-level approach, with jobs as a core analytic construct, is a way to draw connections among economic sociology, organizational sociology, the sociology of work and occupations, labor studies and stratification and address the important problems of both increasing inequality and declining economic productivity.
jobs; organization theory; organizational structure; sociology of work
Required Publisher Statement: © Emerald. Final version published as: Burton, M. D., Cohen, L. E., & Lounsbury, M. (2016). Introduction: Bringing jobs back in: Toward a new multi-level Approach to the study of work and organizations. In L. E. Cohen, M. D. Burton, & M. Lounsbury (Eds.), Research in the Sociology of Organizations: Vol. 47, The structuring of work in organizations (pp. 1-22). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. doi: 10.1108/S0733-558X20160000047001 Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.