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Int J Health Serv. 1989;19(3):457-8.

Theoretical developments in psychosocial work environment research.

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Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205.

Abstract

This article introduces the fourth series of articles in the Special Section on work organization and health. The authors identify the theory of scientific management as one of the major obstacles to workplace democratization efforts. The application of this theory has led to the centralization of workplace knowledge and skill under managerial control. The articles in this issue criticize this conventional theory of job design and suggest new theoretical directions from psychological, sociological, and political-economic perspectives.

PMID:
2753578
DOI:
10.2190/DHDH-WUA4-3P0B-XVT9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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