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Industrial sociology. Social conditions of labor

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  • The New Workplaceby David Holman; Toby D. Wall; Chris W. Clegg; Paul Sparrow; Ann Howard

    Wiley 2003; US$ 272.00

    "Just-in-time", "total quality management", "lean manufacturing", "call centres", "team work", "empowerment" - most people in business have heard these buzz words, often offered as a panacea to all profit ills. So why don't they always work? Can you combine them anyhow? If not, why not? The New Workplace Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the... more...

  • Identity in the Age of the New Economyby T.E. Jensen; A. Westenholz

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    Identity in the Age of the New Economy is a multi-faceted view of contemporary employment and identity that questions a number of the myths related to the so-called new economy, knowledge society or network society. It argues that one of the most striking things about much contemporary theorizing on work and identity is the epochalist terms in which... more...

  • The Essentials of the New Workplaceby David Holman; Toby D. Wall; Chris W. Clegg; Paul Sparrow; Ann Howard

    Wiley 2005; US$ 75.00

    The original hardback edition of The New Workplace examined modern business terms such as total quality management, just-in-time production, e-business, lean manufacturing and teleworking. It explored what these terms really mean and what effect they have in practice - especially their impact on productivity and performance and their social and psychological... more...

  • America at Workby Edward E. Lawler III; James O'Toole

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 75.00

    This wide-ranging volume brings together the commissioned papers that are the basis of James O’ Toole and Edward E. Lawler’ s "The New American Workplace," their follow-up to the groundbreaking 1973 "Work in America" report. Here leading scholars in the fields of business, management, and human resources offer new research... more...

  • Decent Workby Dharam Ghai

    International Labour Office 2006; US$ 22.95

    Provides an introductory text on the concepts, strategies and policies pertaining to decent work. Explores the evolution and content of the concept of decent work and its key components, and shows their relevance and applicability in diverse institutional settings and at different stages of development. more...

  • I Hate People!by Jonathan Littman; Marc Hershon

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    Face it, whether your company has 10 employees or 10,000, you must grapple with people you can't stand in the office. Luckily Jonathan Littman and Marc Hershon have written I HATE PEOPLE!, a smart, counter-intuitive, and irreverent turn on the classic workplace self-help book that will show you how to identify the Ten Least Wanted--the people... more...

  • Economic Sociology of Workby Nina Bandelj

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 144.95

    The objective of this volume is to apply the economic sociology perspective to issues of work broadly defined. Economic sociology is a vibrant area of research investigating how social structures, power allocations and cultural understandings shape the production, consumption, distribution and exchange of goods and services.The volume consists of three... more...

  • Glowby Lynda Gratton

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2009; US$ 16.95

    Bestselling author Lynda Gratton?one of the top twenty management thinkers in the world according to the Financial Times?follows up her bestseller Hot Spots, (over 16,000 sold) by taking a deep look at people who GLOW?individuals in organizations who radiate energy and attract others to them ? who are able to create, find, and flourish in hot spots... more...

  • Work after Globalizationby Guy Standing

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Offers a fresh perspective on work and citizenship, rejecting the labourist orientation of the 20th century. This title explains that while a struggle against paternalism is essential, the desirable egalitarian response to the problems caused by globalization is a strategy to build occupational citizenship. more...

  • Living for the Weekdayby Clint Swindall

    Wiley 2010; US$ 22.95

    Praise for Living for the Weekday "If you want to have a team where leaders and employees are working hand-in-hand to build a culture of employee engagement, then you need to read this book. I'm confident it will help you become a weekday warrior." —Jon Gordon bestselling author of The Energy Bus and Soup "In Living for the Weekday , Clint... more...