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  • Keeping Their Placeby Pamela Sambrook

    The History Press 2013; US$ 16.03

    <div>In 1851 there were over a million servants in Britain. This book reveals first--hand tales of put-upon servants, who often had to rise hours before dawn to lay fires, heat water and prepare meals for their employers, and then work into the small hours. Yet there are also heart-warming stories of personal devotion, and reward, and... more...

  • Managing the Knowledge-Intensive Firmby Nicolaj Ejler; Flemming Poulfelt; Fiona Czerniawska

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Over the last decade, there has been a substantial rise in the number of knowledge-intensive firms - constituted primarily of professionals. The core assets of these businesses are the people themselves. Handle them badly, and they may defect or stall. Successful managers of knowledge-intensive firms must create meaning among and inspire their employees,... more...

  • Maritime Labourby Richard Gorski; Hetty Berg; J. de Jong; W. Koetsenruijter

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 39.95

    This is a collection of soundings into various aspects of the history of maritime labor from the close of the Middle Ages to the present. The spatial emphasis of the essays is north European and Atlantic since they deal with the countries around the North Sea and Baltic with some coverage of North America. The phrase work at sea naturally makes one... more...

  • Masters and Servants in Tudor Englandby Alison Sim

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17

    <div>Although life in Tudor times was ordered in a strict hierarchy, service was common for all classes, and servants were not necessarily the lowest stratum of society. This book looks at the servant life in the Tudor period. It examines relations between servants and their masters, peering into bedrooms, kitchesn and parlours of the... more...

  • Men of Steamby David Wragg

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 12.09

    Few modes of travel have the enduring appeal of steam railways. Today preserved lines, locomotives and rolling stock attract not just expert enthusiasts but more casual visitors who are keen to savor the distinctive atmosphere of a lost era in transport history. Yet these relics are but one aspect of the long story of steam, for they cannot reveal... more...

  • Mill Familyby Cathy L. McHugh

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 144.99

    Examines the role of the family labour system in the early evolution of the post-bellum Southern cotton textile industry. more...

  • Oil Rents, Corruption, and State Stabilityby International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 2009; US$ 9.00

    We examine the effects of oil rents on corruption and state stability exploiting the exogenous within-country variation of a new measure of oil rents for a panel of 31 oil-exporting countries during the period 1992 to 2005. We find that an increase in oil rents significantly increases corruption, significantly deteriorates political rights while at... more...

  • The Other Car Workersby Erol Kahveci; Theo Nichols

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 120.00

    The maritime car carrier industry has been entirely neglected by social scientists. This book examines globalization changes in cost structure and dynamics; in ownership, freight, labour and other markets; in technological innovation and ship design; and in relation to car manufacturers, ship management companies and crewing agents. more...

  • Play Your Best Handby Faith Ralston

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 16.95

    The number of knowledge workers has doubled in the last decade. Unlike yesterday's workers their value is not measured in hours logged, but in how much quality and innovation they create for your organization. Talent is the new wildcard in today's competitive marketplace. If you want to tap your employee's full potential you have to manage differently.... more...

  • The Railway Navviesby Terry Coleman

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    <p>Pick, shovel, dynamite: the classic account of the men who built the railways. </p> more...