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Work Place Sabotage

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ISBN13: 9781840147889
ISBN: 1840147881
Published: June 2002
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



The examples cited in this study of sabotage in the working environment range from sophisticated tricks played in Western factories to natural reactions to inferior or unhealthy working practices in, for example, Malaysia and India. The book contains articles from various contributors which cover numerous topics within the subject including crime and punishment in the factory, employee and organizational sabotage, and management techniques to prevent sabotage.

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Contents:
Part 1 Infighting - theories and definitions: on the nature and uses of sabotage, Thorstein Veblen (1963); industrial sabotage - motives and meanings, Laurie Taylor and Paul Walton (1971); breaking the ""purity role"" - industrial sabotage and the symbolic process, Steve Linstead (1985); sabotage at work - the rational view, john M. Jermier (1988); ""civilization"" and its discontents - the Boxers and Luddites as heroes and villains, Jeffrey Wasserstrom (1987); machine breaking and the changing carpet industry of Western Anatolia, 1860-1908, Donald Quataert (1986); neutralizing in the workplace - an empirical analysis of property theft and production deviance, Richard C. Hollinger (1991); workplace behaviours - good soldiers, smooth operators and saboteurs, Randy Hodson (1991); a classification of occupations and their associated fiddles, Gerald Mars (1994).
Part 2 Ethnographic cases: crime and punishment in the factory - the function of deviancy in maintaining the social systems, Joseph Bensman and Israel Gerver (1963); justifying wrongful employee behaviour - the role of personality in organizational sabotage, R.A. Giacalone and S.B. Knouse (1990); a sociological analysis of dud behaviour in the United States Army, H. Eugene Hodeges (1974); hanging tongues - a sociological encounter with the assembly line, William E. Thompson (1983); choosing and coping with boring work, Clark Molstad (1986); efficiency and ""the fix"" - informal inter-group relations in a piece-work machine shop, Donald Roy (1955).
Part 3 Missing the point - managerial discourses of control: designing a programme to manage the risk of sabotage, Ron A. DiBattista (1989); what HR managers must know about employee sabotage, Michael D. Crino and Terry L. Leap (1989); justifying wrongful employee behaviour - the role of personality in organizational sabotage, Robert A. Giacalone and Stephen B. Knouse; employee sabotage - toward a practitioner-scholar understanding, Robert A. Giacalone, Catherine A. Riordan and Paul Rosenfeld (1997).