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Inside the Firm: Mail Order, Efficiency, and Rationalization—From Personal to Organizational Control

Coopey Richard, Sean O‘Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

in Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter charts the transition from personalized management to the fully rationalized systems introduced in the interwar period, highlighting the complex evolutionary pattern which emerged and ... More


Disconnecting the Personal: Computers and Mail Order

Coopey Richard, Sean O‘Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

in Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter argues that computerization led to a depersonalization of the mail order industry, both inside and outside the firm. Whereas, at one time, warehouse workers could exercise some ... More


The Fortifications at Gobekly-depe

G. A. KOSHELENKO

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the result of research on the Gobekly-depe fortifications at the north-western edge of the Merv Oasis conducted by the South Turkmenistan Archaeological Multi-Disciplinary ... More


Pork, Perks, and Predation

John S. Ahlquist and Margaret Levi

in In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158563
eISBN:
9781400848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158563.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines two business unions, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA). Business unions differ from each other as well as ... More


An Injury to Anyone Is an Injury to All

John S. Ahlquist and Margaret Levi

in In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158563
eISBN:
9781400848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158563.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on two more politically committed unions, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Waterside Workers' Federation (WWF). It identifies the pivotal historical ... More


Managing Heterogeneity

John S. Ahlquist and Margaret Levi

in In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158563
eISBN:
9781400848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158563.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines how the national-level organizations manage internal heterogeneity across individual members, as well as specific geographically defined subunits. By observing internal ... More


Provoking Preferences

John S. Ahlquist and Margaret Levi

in In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158563
eISBN:
9781400848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158563.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter argues that, while some people have specific and deeply held political commitments, most appear to hold only vague or ill-formed beliefs. People revise and act on them only when ... More


Political Attitudes and Behavior among ILWU Members

Amanda B. Clayton

in In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158563
eISBN:
9781400848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158563.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter illustrates an original survey of rank-and-file International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) members. It begins with a specific puzzle: though ILWU members clearly have benefited ... More


Signaling Solidarity?

John S. Ahlquist and Margaret Levi

in In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158563
eISBN:
9781400848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158563.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter considers the possibility that political activism may yield an economic benefit to the union. To the extent that this is true, it further reinforces the rank-and-file confidence in the ... More


Conclusions and Implications

John S. Ahlquist and Margaret Levi

in In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158563
eISBN:
9781400848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158563.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter pulls all the findings together and extends the reasoning to other circumstances, including the future of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Waterside Workers' ... More


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