Industrial Sociology: A Viable Instrument For National Development In Nigeria

Rasak, Bamidele and OKAFOR, Emeka (2016) Industrial Sociology: A Viable Instrument For National Development In Nigeria. International Journal of Innovative Social Sciences & Humanities Research, 4 (4). pp. 43-50. ISSN 2354-2926

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ABSTRACT The study of national development occupies a seemingly contradictory, but nonetheless possibly true position within industrial sociology. From classical time to the present, it has had a central place in the minds of theorists concerned with the transition toward more advanced political, social and economic development. At the same time, familiarity with the concrete historical experiences of countries in the „underdeveloped‟ world has remained a tangential preoccupation. This is especially true with regard to the actual dilemma faced by nations attempting to break away from their past and move toward national development. Nigeria has been facing a number of developmental challenges ranging from insecurity, prolonged workers‟ strike, infrastructural deficit, unemployment, political crisis, etc. which has remained as major obstacles to national development. Industrial sociology as an academic discipline is a viable instrument for national development, since it disseminates knowledge which proffers solutions to many of the industrial disputes and instances of industrial unrest, which has reduced the gap between industrial management and industrial workers, and it has stressed upon the important role of trade unions in settling industrial disputes.Despite the role played by industrial sociology to national development, it applied nature is not so much revealed. Against this background, this paper attempts to examine the implications of industrial sociology to national development. Keywords: Industrial sociology, National development, Economic growth, Unemployment

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Bamidele Rasak
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2018 19:30
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2019 08:01

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