Sociology for Indian organizations by N R Sheth (Working Paper, No. 1984/503) Sheth, N. R.

By: Sheth, N. R
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Ahmedabad Indian Institute of Management 1984Description: 27 p.DDC classification: WP 1984 (503) Summary: A search through the appropriate literature has led me to conclude that there has no far been little effort towards developing comprehensive sociological understanding about Indian organizations, although there is ironically, considerable awareness and concern regarding the significance of social and cultural forces in influencing organizational structures, processes and effectiveness. While these studies enlighten us on some sociological aspects of organizations, they provide an inadequate and partial sociological perspective, as I shall argue on the basis of a brief review of Indian literature on the subject. The important reasons why we need to pursue the development of a sociology or organizations within the Indian cultural framework is as formal organizations are increasingly occupying a central position in contemporary society. There is a sense in which organizations can be regarded as the microcosm of the society just as the village community was regarded as the microcosm of the traditional society.The sociology of organizations may therefore constitute a key factor in any attempt to understand the social order encompassing them.
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A search through the appropriate literature has led me to conclude that there has no far been little effort towards developing comprehensive sociological understanding about Indian organizations, although there is ironically, considerable awareness and concern regarding the significance of social and cultural forces in influencing organizational structures, processes and effectiveness. While these studies enlighten us on some sociological aspects of organizations, they provide an inadequate and partial sociological perspective, as I shall argue on the basis of a brief review of Indian literature on the subject. The important reasons why we need to pursue the development of a sociology or organizations within the Indian cultural framework is as formal organizations are increasingly occupying a central position in contemporary society. There is a sense in which organizations can be regarded as the microcosm of the society just as the village community was regarded as the microcosm of the traditional society.The sociology of organizations may therefore constitute a key factor in any attempt to understand the social order encompassing them.

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