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Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work

Huw Beynon, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Kevin Ward

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248698
eISBN:
9780191697760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248698.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This book looks at how large organizations have managed and adapted to changing conditions of employment shaped by the recent economic and political environment. Additional data are presented based ... More


Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

Leah F. Vosko

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574810
eISBN:
9780191722080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574810.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, HRM / IR

This book seeks to understand the precarious margins of late‐capitalist labour markets. Its point of departure is the prevailing view that the full‐time continuous job or the standard employment ... 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


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


Cobain as Management Consultant? ‘Designer Resistance’ and the Corporate Subversive

Peter Fleming

in Authenticity and the Cultural Politics of Work: New Forms of Informal Control

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547159
eISBN:
9780191720024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547159.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

One of the more surprising ‘extra-employment’ themes that corporations are now celebrating and utilizing is that of dissent. This chapter analyses a favourite topic in critical organization theory, ... More


The Role of Boundary-Spanning Agents in Inter-Organizational Contracting

Mick Marchington, Steven Vincent, and Fang Lee Cooke

in Fragmenting Work: Blurring Organizational Boundaries and Disordering Hierarchies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262236
eISBN:
9780191698859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262236.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the role that boundary-spanning agents play in the creation and maintenance of inter-organizational relations. Boundary-spanning agents are the people who are formally and ... More


Managing Change Through Commitment: Autistic, New Model, or Pandorian Organization?

Keith Grint

in Fuzzy Management: Contemporary Ideas and Practices at Work

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775003
eISBN:
9780191695346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775003.003.0020
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

In examining management styles during the 1990s, there are three fundamental features that need to be analysed: endeavours made in changing the operations of organizations; the fact that these ... More


The Politics of Working Life

Judy Wajcman

Paul Edwards (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271900
eISBN:
9780191699559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271900.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

How does the politics of working life shape modern organizations? Is our desire for meaningful, secure work increasingly at odds with corporate behaviour in a globalized economy? Does the rise of ... More


Strategic Human Resource Management: Corporate Rhetoric and Human Reality

Lynda Gratton, Veronica Hope Hailey, Philip Stiles, and Catherine Truss

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198782049
eISBN:
9780191695421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782049.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Strategy

Life is tough in organizations, both for managers and the managed. Negotiating the rapids of restructuring, downsizing, and refocusing the core business brings with it huge upheavals in job security, ... More


Fragmenting Work: Blurring Organizational Boundaries and Disordering Hierarchies

Mick Marchington, Damien Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Hugh Wilmott (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262236
eISBN:
9780191698859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262236.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This book presents findings based upon eight case studies of inter-organizational forms, involving interviews with about 450 managers and workers from nearly sixty employing organizations across many ... More


Introduction

Lazega Emmanuel

in The Collegial Phenomenon: The Social Mechanisms of Cooperation Among Peers in a Corporate Law Partnership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242726
eISBN:
9780191697166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242726.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This introductory chapter begins by considering the reasons behind the lack of progress in the study of social mechanisms underlying cooperation among peers. It then discusses the characteristics of ... More


A Structural Theory of Collective Action among Peers

Lazega Emmanuel

in The Collegial Phenomenon: The Social Mechanisms of Cooperation Among Peers in a Corporate Law Partnership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242726
eISBN:
9780191697166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242726.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

Neo-Weberian theories have proposed a set of formal characteristics that differentiate collegial organizations from bureaucratic or monocratic ones. This chapter argues that these theories are not ... More


Seven Case Studies: An Introduction

Huw Beynon, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Kevin Ward

in Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248698
eISBN:
9780191697760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248698.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

The research upon which this book is based draws on case studies of seven large organizations in Britain. Between 1997 and 1999 researchers examined changes in work and employment in a bank, a ... More


Patterns of Work and Labour

Huw Beynon, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Kevin Ward

in Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248698
eISBN:
9780191697760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248698.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter continues the introduction to the case study organizations. It provides a more visual assessment of the work carried out at different workplaces visited and previews the hopes and ... More


Bridging the Skills Gap? New Training Provision and Work Organization

Huw Beynon, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Kevin Ward

in Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248698
eISBN:
9780191697760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248698.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter begins by detailing the changes in policies of training and skills development in the seven case study companies. It discusses new systems of induction training, multi-skilling, and ... More


Corporatist Organizations and the Problem of Rigidity

Colin Crouch, David Finegold, and Mari Sako

in Are Skills the Answer?: The Political Economy of Skill Creation in Advanced Industrial Countries

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294382
eISBN:
9780191685040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294382.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Political Economy

This chapter discusses the role of corporatist organizations and examines alternative associational or corporatist models. The German system presents the fullest example of the role of corporatist ... More


Summary and Conclusions: Prospects for Psychological Contract Research and Practice

Neil Conway and Rob B. Briner

in Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work: A Critical Evaluation of Theory and Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280643
eISBN:
9780191700125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280643.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter provides a brief summary and discussion of what has been achieved in relation to the three aims of the book: first, to provide a comprehensive review of psychological contract research ... More


Introduction: Why and How Should We Think about Work?

Paul Edwards and Judy Wajcman

in The Politics of Working Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271900
eISBN:
9780191699559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271900.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This book is about work in a modern market-capitalist economy, taking the point of view of the questioning observer to set out some core propositions about capitalism and the meaning of working ... More


What Is Happening to Jobs?

Paul Edwards and Judy Wajcman

in The Politics of Working Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271900
eISBN:
9780191699559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271900.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the issue of what individuals expect from work and how those expectations are shaped. What are the circumstances in which work is experienced as fulfilling, and when is it ... More


Is the Organizational Career an Outdated Concept?

Paul Edwards and Judy Wajcman

in The Politics of Working Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271900
eISBN:
9780191699559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271900.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter explores the contemporary character of white-collar jobs and argues that while there has been substantial corporate restructuring leading to a reduction in opportunities for promotion, ... More


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