Theory of organisations and the comparative approach
Unfortunately such problems are left in the main to the journalists, novelists and philosophers. Most organisation theorists are too busy with problems set out for them by managers or government officials. This is a great pity, as there is no one better situated for the study of such crucial problems than the sociologist of organisations. Indeed modern largescale organisations constitute the most strategic site for the empirical study ofhow broad structural features and changes in society enhance alienation and threaten to reduce man to a simple cog in a machine.