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In this paper I compare the situations of engineers, managers, and clerical workers in engineering consulting projects in the Norwegian oftshore oil business in order to determine what factors facilitate career development and who controls career development. I argue that career development...
In the light of increasing interest in the study of culture in organisations, this paper advocates the use of 'frames of meaning' as a concept for the study of forms of rationality in such cultures or sub-cultures. Some aspects of the social science treatment of rationality are examined and...
John Roemer's book A General Theory of Exploitation and Class is a novel and controversial contribution to the Marxian theory of exploitation and class. In this paper I give a synopsis of the conclusions obtained by Roemer. I discuss the methodological status of his framework focusing on his use...
Anthony Giddens's theory of structuration appears to have been the outcome of a series of critical confrontations with other prevailing themes in social theory This review essay outlines Giddens's criticism of accounts of advanced society, class theory and historical materialism and his...
Given various difficulties contained in the corpus of Alain Touraine, his work demands a close textual analysis. This paper provides a critical exegesis of his recent work on social movements in advanced industrial societies. After a review of Touraine's understanding of the particular contours...
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