The Organization Theories of the Industrial Democracy Experiments Meet Contemporary Organizational Realities

Keywords: Health, Working Environment & Wellbeing, Learning & Competencies, Innovation & Productivity, Organization & Management

Abstract

The Scandinavian industrial democracy experiments (IDEs) contained elements of organization theories, based particularly on sociotechnical systems theory (STS). In this paper, we provide an introduction to some main points of these theories and their aftermath, as a context for the six papers of the special issue on the relevance of the organization theories of the IDE for contempo- rary organizational realities.The six papers are also summarized and positioned in relation to the theoretical insights from the IDE. 

Author Biographies

Lars Klemsdal, University of Oslo
 Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, mail: lars.klemsdal@sosgeo.uio.no
Johan E. Ravn, Nord University
Professor, Faculty of Social Science 
Nina Amble, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Professor, Faculty. of Education and International studies  
Håkon Finne, SINTEF Technology and Society

Senior Researcher

Published
2017-08-17
How to Cite
Klemsdal, L., Ravn, J., Amble, N., & Finne, H. (2017). The Organization Theories of the Industrial Democracy Experiments Meet Contemporary Organizational Realities. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 7(S2). https://doi.org/10.18291/njwls.v7iS2.96687