Reading: Parallels of alienation and industrial psychology: A critical analysis

Download

A- A+
Alt. Display

Articles

Parallels of alienation and industrial psychology: A critical analysis

Author:

Dilshan Lakshitha Fernando

University of Kelaniya, LK
About Dilshan Lakshitha
Department of Human Resource Management
X close

Abstract

The rapidly growing global market conditions and the corresponding expansion of various market and economic variables and the global stage dramas played by various world powers to accumulate capital and establish their economic control over other countries (i.e. economic imperialism) and widening growth of the income disparity of the developing world, sets a perfect platform to initiate a broad discussion about the “human factor” which works in industries who generate the necessary capital to make countries rich and poor. When some selected businesses get richer and richer marginalised workers continuously are confronted with the grave issue of Alienation. It is the author’s contention here to highlight the inadequacy of Industrial Psychology, the capitalist framework designed to deal with Alienation through a comprehensive discussion of Marxist principles and Industrial Psychology-proper. The paper will argue showing the evolution of Industrial Psychology as a distinct academic discipline that the persisting problem of alienation will continue to exist until political solutions are provided for wider class issues.

How to Cite: Fernando, D.L., (2015). Parallels of alienation and industrial psychology: A critical analysis. Journal of Management. 12(2), pp.40–52. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jm.v12i2.7575
Published on 30 Oct 2015.
Peer Reviewed

Downloads

  • PDF (EN)

    comments powered by Disqus