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Encore Adulthood: Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose

Phyllis Moen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199357277
eISBN:
9780199357314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357277.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book describes a new life stage, encore adulthood, sandwiched between conventional adulthood—traditional careers and childrearing—and conventional old age. A time of varied paths in work, ... More


Institutional Work, Pockets of Change

Phyllis Moen

in Encore Adulthood: Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199357277
eISBN:
9780199357314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357277.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter addresses the third facet of the triple agenda: investigating and developing policy and practical innovations meant to reflect the reality of encore adulthood and promote, for those who ... More


Doing Institutional Riskwork in a Mental Health Hospital

Véronique Labelle and Linda Rouleau

in Riskwork: Essays on the Organizational Life of Risk Management

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198753223
eISBN:
9780191814877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753223.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Building on a single ethnographic case study, we explore the riskwork performed by members of a mental health hospital. Based on multidisciplinary meetings observations and forty in-depth ... More


The Academic Arms Race: International Rankings and Global Competition for World-Class Universities

Jürgen Enders

in The Institutional Development of Business Schools

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198713364
eISBN:
9780191781773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713364.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter draws on institutional field theories in discussing the institutional work done by international rankings in the global competition for world-class universities. Rankings provide an ... More


The Work of Making Risk Frameworks

David Demortain

in Riskwork: Essays on the Organizational Life of Risk Management

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198753223
eISBN:
9780191814877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753223.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

The work of managing risks is routinely organized through models or frameworks, which describe its processes, actors, responsibilities, and expected outcomes in an idealized manner. Little is known ... More


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