Answer in 4,000 words:
On what grounds do managers claim a ‘right’ to manage’ workers? To what extent are managers able to use these rights and the associated management techniques to achieve workers’ ‘subordination, loyalty and productivity’ (Harbison and Myers, 1959, p.49)? In your answer explore both ‘traditional’ and ‘contemporary’ labour management techniques.
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