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‘Bloody Subcontracting’ in the Network Society: Migration and Post‐Fordist Restructuring across the European Union

Carl-Ulrik Schierup

in Migration, Citizenship, and the European Welfare State: A European Dilemma

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780198280521
eISBN:
9780191603730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280521.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter discusses the emergence of downgraded and informal sectors of European labour markets staffed by socially marginal migrants and ethnic minorities. These parts of the economy and the ... More


Homeownership and the Labour Market in Europe

Casper van Ewijk and Michiel van Leuvensteijn (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543946
eISBN:
9780191701320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543946.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Increasing labour market flexibility is at the top of the European agenda. A new and challenging view is that a lack of mobility in the labour market may arise from rigidities in the housing market. ... More


Regulating Flexible Work

Deirdre McCann

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199218790
eISBN:
9780191711787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218790.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

The regulation of ‘flexible’ or ‘non-standard’ forms of work is among the key challenges in adapting labour laws to the needs of the contemporary workforce. In recent decades, labour laws have been ... More


Fusion for Profit: How Marketing and Finance Can Work Together to Create Value

Sharan Jagpal and Shireen Jagpal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195371055
eISBN:
9780199870745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371055.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This book shows how to fuse marketing, finance, and other disciplines to improve performance for the corporation or organization. Specifically, it shows decision makers at different levels in the ... More


How to Make Marketing Decisions When Competitors React: A Game-Theoretic Approach

Sharan Jagpal

in Fusion for Profit: How Marketing and Finance Can Work Together to Create Value

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195371055
eISBN:
9780199870745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371055.003.0018
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter shows how the firm can make optimal marketing decisions after allowing for the effects of competitive reaction. It considers multiproduct firms, explicitly allow for cost and demand ... More


How to Choose Optimal International Marketing Strategies

Sharan Jagpal

in Fusion for Profit: How Marketing and Finance Can Work Together to Create Value

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195371055
eISBN:
9780199870745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371055.003.0023
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter shows how multinational firms can use marketing-finance fusion to choose international strategies. It discusses the pros and cons of international diversification to privately and ... More


Choosing Marketing Policy in the Long Run

Sharan Jagpal

in Fusion for Profit: How Marketing and Finance Can Work Together to Create Value

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195371055
eISBN:
9780199870745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371055.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter introduces key financial tools necessary for measuring the long-run effects of marketing policy under uncertainty. It distinguishes the cases where the firm sells multiple products or ... More


Italy: The Long Times of Consensual Re‐Regulation

Manuela Samek Lodovici

in Why Deregulate Labour Markets?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240524
eISBN:
9780191599187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240523.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines labour market regulation in Italy. It highlights the risks associated with excessive regulation of employment relations: the development of a highly segmented market, exclusion ... More


The Spanish Experiment: Pros and Cons of Flexibility at the Margin

Luis Toharia and Miguel A. Malo

in Why Deregulate Labour Markets?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240524
eISBN:
9780191599187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240523.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the impact of the Spanish government’s introduction of ‘flexibility at the margin’ on employment and unemployment. This change affected the economy’s capacity to create jobs. It ... More


The Dilemmas of Labour Market Regulation

Marino Regini

in Why Deregulate Labour Markets?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240524
eISBN:
9780191599187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240523.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the concepts of ‘flexibility’ and ‘deregulation’ used in the debate on labour markets. It argues that the outright deregulation of labour markets may be neither feasible nor ... More


Modularity and Flexibility: The First Steps

Peter Carruthers

in The Architecture of the Mind

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207077
eISBN:
9780191708909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207077.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins by outlining the various challenges faced by the massive modularity hypothesis, most of which turn on one or another form of cognitive flexibility. It outlines the role of mental ... More


From Community to Diverse Union

Giandomenico Majone

in Dilemmas of European Integration: The Ambiguities and Pitfalls of Integration by Stealth

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199274307
eISBN:
9780191603310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274304.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Since the Treaty on European Union, it has become clear that the process of European integration moves along several paths, of which the Community path is the best known, but not necessarily the most ... More


Flexibility: A Tool of Integration or a Restraint on Disintegration?

Helen Wallace

in European Integration After Amsterdam: Institutional Dynamics and Prospects for Democracy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296409
eISBN:
9780191599989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296401.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

’Flexibility’ emerged as one of the key words in the practitioners’ discourse during the Intergovernmental Conference leading to the Treaty of Amsterdam in 1997. The term became part of the new ... More


Introduction

David E. Guest, Kerstin Isaksson, and Hans De Witte

in Employment Contracts, Psychological Contracts, and Employee Well-Being: An International Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199542697
eISBN:
9780191715389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542697.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

The increase in flexible work has created interest in the consequences for workers. This has included concern about the potentially harmful effects of temporary employment contracts which are now ... More


Structural Adjustment

Robin Archer

in Economic Democracy: The Politics of Feasible Socialism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295389
eISBN:
9780191598722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295383.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Shows that the conditions for a control trade‐off were also met during the period of structural adjustment, which lasted from the mid‐1980s to the early 1990s and beyond. It examines restrictive work ... More


Conclusion: The Federal Vision Beyond the Federal State

Kalypso Nicolaidis

in The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the United States and the European Union

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245000
eISBN:
9780191599996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245002.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Fleshes out some of the common horizontal themes emerging from the book, and presents the broad elements of federal vision that have been discussed. The vision calls for five concurrent shifts in ... More


The Relationship Between Cognitive Styles and Intellectual Functioning

K. Warner Schaie

in Developmental Influences on Adult Intelligence: The Seattle longitudinal study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195156737
eISBN:
9780199786817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156737.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter presents evidence on the distinctiveness of cognitive styles of motor-cognitive flexibility, attitudinal flexibility, and psychomotor speed from the domain of psychometric intelligence ... More


The Benefit of Doubt: Shadow Norms and Governance in Trust-based Organizations

Joseph Lampel

in Corporate Governance and Firm Organization: Microfoundations and Structural Forms

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269761
eISBN:
9780191710087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269761.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter enquires into the cognitive foundations of governance and points out that common features of modern economic activities, such as uncertainty and knowledge intensity, undermine the ... More


Strategy and Structure at Matsushita Group

Mari Sako

in Shifting Boundaries of the Firm: Japanese Company - Japanese Labour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268160
eISBN:
9780191708534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter is a historical case study on management and labour at the Matsushita Group. A Chandlerian framework is applied to analyse the evolution of the multi-divisional structure and spin-offs ... More


A New Production Paradigm for a New Old Economy

Josh Whitford

in The New Old Economy: Networks, Institutions, and the Organizational Transformation of American Manufacturing

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286010
eISBN:
9780191713903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286010.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter reviews the academic literature on what is in fact a worldwide transition from old to new old economy. It shows that there is consensus as to the general contours of a normatively ... More


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