The paper examines a recent example of work and employment restructuring in the Royal Navy. This involved the creation of a new employment branch (the Warfare Branch) out of two former branches: the Operations Branch and the Weapon Engineering Branch. The case study is used as a vehicle for exploring whether, and if so in what senses, technical change can be argued to have contributed to this organizational restructuring, within the wider contexts and dynamics of change.
Preece, D., Blosch, M., & Strain, J. (2002). Work restructuring and technical change: a case study of the Royal Navy warfare branch. Personnel Review, 31(4), 449-464. https://doi.org/10.1108/00483480210430364