Labour Process Theory

  • David Knights
  • Hugh Willmott

Part of the Studies in the Labour Process book series (SLP)

About this book


How are we to make sense of the way work is organised and controlled? To what extent is its design the result of technological demands, the interests of capital or processes of negotiation and struggle? In recent years labour process analysis, revived by Braverman's Labor and Monopoly Capital , has been most influential in shaping our thinking about this question. With contributions from leading authorities in the field, this book reviews the contribution of the labour process theory to the study of work organisation. Providing a fresh response to criticisms of 'Bravermania' and lost momentum, the volume explores the theoretical foundations of labour process analysis and suggests new directions for its development


assessment capital conflict design development foundation interest labour organization production science and technology

Editors and affiliations

  • David Knights
    • 1
  • Hugh Willmott
    • 1
  1. 1.UMISTManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods