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Title: Workers' Participation in Industrial Rule-Making Processes: A Theoretical Analysis and Empirical Investigation of a Sample of Employees in the Port of London.
Author: Bate, S. P.
Awarding Body: London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Current Institution: London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Date of Award: 1976
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This thesis has two related aims: first, to give a perspective on the complex interdependencies within and between systems of workers' participation and their subjective and objective environments, by describing - with reference to existing knowledge and with the aid of an integrated, conceptual approach to their theoretical and empirical dimensions - the nature and extent of the structural and functional variance of these systems. (See part one, chapters 1-5. ) Where knowledge is deficient or at odds with practice, an attempt is made to define the problem and, in certain cases, to earmark it for later examination; second, with the aid of new data collected from a fieldwork investigation, and a framework developed during the pursuit of the first aim, to explain the dynamics of some of the salient variables in the systems - such as workers' motivation, perceived ability and perceived opportunity to participate - with a view to achieving a better understanding of the determinants of their structures and functions. and thereby improving the predictive qualities of participation models and the effectiveness of methods for designing and implementing participative processes. (See part two, chapters 6-11. )
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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