Organizational Restructuring and Its Consequences: Rhetorical and Structural, Annual Review of Sociology
In this review, we examine the idea of organizational restructuring as a conceptual tool and how it has been used to alter societal definitions and interpretations of employment. Although use of the term restructuring is relatively recent, the broad issue of changing employment conditions with which it is concerned has a long history, going back to the industrial revolution. Our main focus is a consideration of the causes and consequences of restructuring, in its more recent rhetorical and structural versions.
Hirsch, Paul. 2006. Organizational Restructuring and Its Consequences: Rhetorical and Structural. Annual Review of Sociology. 32: 171-189.