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dc.contributor.authorBaron, James N.
dc.contributor.authorDobbin, Frank
dc.contributor.authorJennings, P. Devereaux
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-14T17:59:10Z
dc.date.issued1986
dc.identifier.citationBaron, James N., Frank R. Dobbin, and P. Devereaux Jennings. 1986. War and peace: The evolution of modern personnel administration in U.S. industry. American Journal of Sociology 92(2): 350-383.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0002-9602en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3293074
dc.description.abstractThis paper charts the transformation of the employment relationship in different industries during the second quarter of this century and is based on a representative sampling of U.S. business organizations. The first section documents changes in the control systems that prevailed in U.S. industries between the Depression and the end of World War 11. The descriptive analyses generally corroborate portraits that have recently been provided by neo-Marxists of how and where technical and bureaucratic controls evolved. The second section sketches an explanation for the rapid diffusion of bureaucratic controls that apparently occurred between 1939 and 1946. It examines the role of three key constituencies in shaping modern systems of work force control: labor unions, personnel professionals, and the state. In particular, the analyses underscore the large role of government intervention in manpower activities during World War I1 in bureaucratizing employment. This effect of the state blurs the distinction between "efficiency" and "control" explanations of bureaucratic controls and internal labor markets, calling attention to institutional sources of change in organizations' employment structures. The concluding section highlights the implications of the findings for efforts to understand the employment relationship.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSociologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Pressen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1086/228504en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.wjh.harvard.edu/~dobbin/cv/articles/1986_AJS_baron.pdfen_US
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dc.titleWar and Peace: The Evolution of Modern Personnel Administration in U.S. Industryen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalAmerican Journal of Sociologyen_US
dash.depositing.authorDobbin, Frank
dc.date.available2009-09-14T17:59:10Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/228504*
dash.contributor.affiliatedDobbin, Frank


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