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The Governance of Work Systems

Arndt Sorge

in The Global and the Local: Understanding the Dialectics of Business Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199278909
eISBN:
9780191706820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278909.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

Comparative studies of work, organization, management, human resources, and industrial relation in Germany — according to methodologically rigorous standards of international comparison — have been ... More


Assembling Work: Remaking Factory Regimes in Japanese Multinationals in Britain

Tony Elger and Chris Smith

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199241514
eISBN:
9780191714405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241514.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This book uses research on Japanese firms in the UK to contribute to broader debate about the role of international firms in reconstructing contemporary work and employment relations. Japanese ... More


Overview of the US Business System

Ian Clark and Phil Almond

in American Multinationals in Europe: Managing Employment Relations Across National Borders

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274635
eISBN:
9780191706530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274635.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines the distinctive and evolving nature of the American model of capitalism, emphasizing the links between embedded features of the US national business system through a review of ... More


Corporate Governance and Labour Management: An International Comparison

Howard Gospel and Andrew Pendleton (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263677
eISBN:
9780191718373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263677.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This book is about the relationship between corporate governance regimes and labour management. It examines how finance and governance influence employment relationships, work organization, and ... More


Pay and Performance

Phil Almond, Michael Muller-Camen, David G. Collings, and Javier Quintanilla

in American Multinationals in Europe: Managing Employment Relations Across National Borders

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274635
eISBN:
9780191706530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274635.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter analyses the management of pay and performance in the case study companies, against the background of the embedded systems of the USA and the host countries. Both wage classifications ... More


Working Organization, Political System, and Status Structure within the Concern

TOM BURNS and G. M. STALKER

in The Management of Innovation

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288787
eISBN:
9780191684630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288787.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This chapter addresses the adjustment of the working organizations to conditions of change in the self-interest of members of concerns, whether they are pursued individually or in combination with ... More


Social Work Research: History, Organizational Roles, and the Influence of the National Institutes of Health

Ruth G. McRoy, Jerry P. Flanzer, and Joan Levy Zlotnik

in Building Research Culture and Infrastructure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195399646
eISBN:
9780199932757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399646.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Chapter Two provides an historical overview of national social work research capacity – building efforts, especially in the context of the roles of national social work organizations and the National ... More


Industrial Scientists and Managers: Problems of Power and of Status

TOM BURNS and G. M. STALKER

in The Management of Innovation

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288787
eISBN:
9780191684630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288787.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the personalities of industrial scientists and managers as well as the relationships between laboratory workers and management. Industrial scientists and other laboratory ... More


The Men at the Top

TOM BURNS and G. M. STALKER

in The Management of Innovation

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288787
eISBN:
9780191684630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288787.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses the role of the managing director and examines how he defines the organizational structure and degree of commitment in the working organization. It is concerned with the extent ... More


The Trade Union Movement in Scotland

Eleanor Gordon

in Women and the Labour Movement in Scotland 1850–1914

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201434
eISBN:
9780191674884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201434.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The chapter deals with the history of the unorganized working-class organization in Scotland. This history, however, can be better understood in the broader context of Scottish unionism and its ... More


Land, Labour, Savings, and Credit

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The main part of this chapter discusses the characteristics of the peasant household in terms of land, labour, savings, and credit. It has ten sections: (1) the peasant household (which is normally ... More


Coordination and Institutions: France and Germany Compared

Michel Goyer

in Contingent Capital: Short-term Investors and the Evolution of Corporate Governance in France and Germany

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199578085
eISBN:
9780191731051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578085.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter illustrates how the disparities in the investment allocation of short-term investors in France and Germany reflect the differences in the institutionally based process of coordination. ... More


Training, Productivity, and Quality Control in Japanese Multinational Companies

Mari Sako

in The Japanese Firm: Sources of Competitive Strength

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288152
eISBN:
9780191684579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288152.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter provides a helpful insight into Japanese multinational companies to understand their training, productivity, and quality control processes. This chapter is a report of research on eight ... More


Developing Comprehensive, Enabling Welfare States for Offensive Experimentalist Business Practices

Peer Hull Kristensen

in Nordic Capitalisms and Globalization: New Forms of Economic Organization and Welfare Institutions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199594535
eISBN:
9780191724909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594535.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter summarizes what characterizes an enabling welfare state, identifies its core institutions and how it makes possible distinctive business strategies based on highly autonomous forms of ... More


All Edge: Inside the New Workplace Networks

Clay Spinuzzi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226236964
eISBN:
9780226237015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226237015.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The way we work is changing. New information and communication technologies (ICTs) have enabled new forms of work organization—necessitating new ways to communicate, coordinate, and collaborate on ... More


Symbolic Interactionism in Social Studies of Science

Adele E. Clarke and Elihu M. Gerson

in Symbolic Interaction and Cultural Studies

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226041179
eISBN:
9780226041056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041056.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Before the 1930s, questions about the nature of science were usually linked to the development of the sociology of knowledge and to philosophical debates. Many philosophical perspectives were used to ... More


Households and Credit Restraints

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The main part of this chapter discusses the characteristics of the peasant household in terms of land, labour, savings, and credit. It has ten sections: (1) the peasant household (which is normally ... More


Ergonomics

Veikko Louhevaara and Nina Nevala

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Ergonomics is a scientific and practical discipline that examines the relationship between human and physical elements of work. This may take the form of how a workplace is designed, what tools are ... More


The History and Structure of the ACFTU

Eli Friedman

in Insurgency Trap: Labor Politics in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452697
eISBN:
9780801470516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452697.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter has four objectives. First, it provides an empirical account of the activities of the All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) from its founding in 1925 until the early 2000s. ... More


Introduction: capabilities and agency for worklife balance—a multidimensional framework

Barbara Hobson

in Worklife Balance: The Agency and Capabilities Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681136
eISBN:
9780191767449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681136.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Chapter 1 presents the mainframe of the book, The agency and capabilities gap in worklife balance, first by introducing the conceptual framework, inspired by Amartya Sen, and second, by elaborating ... More


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