Introduction: theoretical developments in psychosocial work environment research

J. V. Johnson

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-458
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Health Services
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy


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