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  • Concept-Driven Development and the Organization of the Process of Changeby Bjørn Gustavsen; Bernd Hofmaier; Marianne Ekman Philips; Anders Wikman

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 102.00

    The Swedish Working Life Fund — a temporary organization functioning from 1990 to 1995 — distributed 10 billion Swedish crowns for workplace development and initiated 25,000 projects. About half of the total labor market was affected. This evaluation study, which is built on case studies as well as a survey of a representative sample of... more...

  • Magic Carpet Flyingby Pamela Ryan

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 9.99

    Childhood lessons in rural Australia and later in Africa and Asia where she helped others tackle the darkness of mental illness, suicide, and large-scale tragedy arising from terrorist attacks and natural disasters. more...

  • People at Workby Marjorie L. DeVault

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 22.95

    People at Work is noted sociologist Marjorie L. DeVault?s groundbreaking collection of original essays on the complexities of the modern-day workplace. By focusing on the lived experiences of the worker, not as an automaton on an assembly line, but as an embodied human of flesh and bone, these essays offer important insight on the realities of the... more...

  • Religion, Work, and Inequalityby Lisa Keister

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 144.95

    This volume brings together major thinkers in the field of religion, work and inequality to explore current research and to articulate an agenda for better understanding the connection between social factors such as work behaviours, work-based rewards and well-being, and religious beliefs and cultural orientation. more...

  • Job Quality and Employer Behaviourby Professor Stephen Bazen; Professor Claudio Lucifora; Dr Wiemer Salverda

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 152.00

    This book takes a fresh look at the issue of job quality, analyzing employer behaviour and discussing the agenda for policy intervention. Between 1997 and 2002, more than twelve million new jobs were created in the European Union and labour market participation increased by more than eight million. Whilst a good deal of these new jobs have been created... more...

  • 101 Ways to Have a Business and a Lifeby Andrew Griffiths

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 8.99

    The simple, practical and easy-to-apply ideas in this guide will help business owners identify the main reasons behind their lack of work-life balance and, most importantly, how to fix it. The experiences, tips, and coping mechanisms of thousands of business owners around the world who were consulted in the writing of the book are compiled into one... more...

  • Networks, Work, and Inequalityby Steve McDonald

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 134.95

    This volume illuminates the processes by which social networks in work organizations can effectively generate, sustain and ameliorate social inequalities across individuals, firms and occupational fields. It offers valuable insights that inform researchers and policy makers regarding issues of workplace discrimination, diversity and innovation. more...

  • The Spirit of Successby Norman Drummond

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 10.14

    Who are you? Why are you living and working in the way that you are? What might you yet become and do with your life? The answer to these three fundamental questions lie at the heart of this revolutionary guide to changing the way we live and work. If we work with our heart as well as our head, we can get beyond simply functioning to realise our true... more...

  • Breakoutby Newt Gingrich

    Regnery Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    It is not between the Left and the Right, but between the past and the future. America is on the edge of a breakout. In fact, we are poised for one of the most spectacular leaps in human well-being in history. Pioneers of the future—innovators and entrepreneurs—are achieving breakthroughs in medicine, transportation, energy, education, and other... more...

  • Demanding Workby Francis Green

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 46.95

    Since the early 1980s, a vast number of jobs have been created in the affluent economies of the industrialized world. Many workers are doing more skilled and fulfilling jobs, and getting paid more for their trouble. Yet it is often alleged that the quality of work life has deteriorated, with a substantial and rising proportion of jobs providing low... more...