Kalleberg, Arne L. (1989). Linking Macro and Micro Levels: Bringing the Workers Back into the Sociology of Work. Social Forces, 67(3)
Simpson describes the evolution of industrial sociology from a field devoted to the study of zork groups within organizations in the 1930s-1950s, to one focused on a diverse set of macrostructural forces in the 1970s-1980s. Accompanying this transformation are a shift away from a view of workers as actors and less attention being paid to the ways that structures affect workers. Nevertheless, recent studies of the labor process, labor markets, and earnings determination have increasingly focused on workers' actions and on links between macro and micro levels.
Kalleberg, Arne L.