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Etzioni, 1958. Social Research 25(3):303-324

Industrial Sociology: The Study of Economic Organizations
Amitai Etzioni

Social Research: An International Quarterly

Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 25, No. 3 (Fall 1958): 303-324

EXCERPT: Industrial sociology is a field of applied sociology, and has grown mainly out of interests in such issues as productivity, motivation, and unionization. In many cases, however, the theoretical relevance of the studies is evident, and often it is explicitly discussed by those who conducted the research. 'Overcoming Resistance to Change,' a frequently quoted study, is a case in point: while the problem studied is how to introduce frequent changes into the system of production in a pajama factory without reducing productivity, it is discussed from the point of view of its contributions to Kurt Lewin's field theory.
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