Labour and technological discipline: chaos and order in a Russian textile company.

Morrison, Claudio (2003) Labour and technological discipline: chaos and order in a Russian textile company. In: Anthropological perspectives on economic development and integration. Dannhaeuser, Norbert and Werner, Cynthia, eds. Research in Economic Anthropology, 22 . Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 171-197. ISBN 0762310715

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Abstract

This article analyses the issue of discipline violations in a Russian textile company. Discipline violations proliferated in Soviet times and were tolerated by managers. The cause has been identified in the limited form of control exercised over the production process, resulting from the social relations existing in the Soviet Union. Evidence from the case study indicates that no fundamental change has occurred in this area since the transition. The research documents the material and psychological hardships experienced by workers, the relational practices constraining line managers, and it tries to discern the conceptual and operative limits of disciplinary campaigns by top management.

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Research Areas:Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
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